Is Insulin Resistance Associated with Stroke Risk?

Insulin resistance, which occurs when insulin produced by your body becomes less effective, appears to be associated with an increased risk of stroke.

Researchers assessed insulin resistance for more than 1,500 non-diabetic study participants, who were then followed for an average of 8.5 years. Individuals in the top quartile for insulin resistance had an increased risk of stroke.

According to Science Daily:

“Individuals in the top quarter of insulin resistance had a 45 percent greater risk of any type of vascular event. However, insulin resistance was not associated with heart attack or vascular death separately.”

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