Undetected insulin resistance in early Parkinson’s
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The study found that insulin resistance, which had thus far gone undetected, was seen in up to two thirds of the sample. The most important factor associated with this was elevated BMI (body mass index) indicating that people who were overweight or obese were more likely to exhibit insulin resistance. Even among lean people with Parkinson’s, insulin resistance was more prevalent (41%) compared to that normally seen in controls. There was no relationship between insulin resistance and movement, cognition and amount of medications used.