Does having a belly mean you have insulin resistance and early signs of prediabetes?


Having a belly can indeed be a sign of insulin resistance and early indicators of prediabetes. According to , having a gut is associated with insulin resistance, even if you are not technically overweight. This abdominal fat distribution can be a marker of metabolic syndrome, which includes insulin resistance, high blood pressure, and cholesterol issues. notes that abdominal fat is an important sign to watch for these conditions 1.

Therefore, while a belly alone doesn't confirm prediabetes or insulin resistance, it is a notable risk factor that should prompt further investigation and possibly a lifestyle change.

Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome

Chris shares his struggle with metabolic syndrome and how he overcame it by trying a different diet. He talks about his skepticism towards the Atkins diet and how it ultimately helped him normalize his blood pressure and lipids.

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