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"The multiple social, economic, and hereditary factors that contribute to obesity make treatment of the condition a potentially daunting prospect, particularly for the primary care physician with limited time available to spend with each patient."
Louis J. Aronne, Classification of Obesity and Assessment of Obesity-Related Health Risks, Obesity Research 10:105S-115S (2002)
Excess weight and obesity linked to Insulin Resistance are often underlying causes of the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors called Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X). This latter disorder can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Both men and women are vulnerable to developing Metabolic Syndrome if they have at least three of the following symptoms:
  • Excess abdominal fat – in men this means a 40 inch waist or larger, in women 35 inches or larger
  • High blood sugar – at least 110 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)
  • High triglyceride levels – at least 150 mg/dL in the blood stream
  • Low HDL "good" cholesterol – less than 40 mg/dL in men and 50 mg/dL in women.
  • Blood pressure of 130/85 or higher
Insulin Resistance underlies excess weight and obesity by vastly reducing the number of receptor sites on the wall of each cell. These sites act as "a key in a lock," allowing glucose to pass through the cell wall and be converted to energy. But the reduced number of receptor sites causes glucose, or sugar, to "bounce" off the cell wall and then free-float in the blood stream to the liver.

Once there, this excess glucose is converted into fat and stored via the blood stream throughout the body. This process often leads to obesity, a key factor in the onset of Metabolic Syndrome, which can also increase the risk of blood clot formation and reduce the kidneys' ability to remove salt from the blood. Increased levels of insulin that also result from Insulin Resistance can be a further source of damage to the cardiovascular system.

Excess Weight and Metabolic Syndrome If left unchecked, Metabolic Syndrome places a person at higher risk for a heart attack or stroke. The condition has also been linked with the onset of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a leading cause of infertility in women, Pre-Diabetes and certain cancers, such as prostate cancer in men.

At the present time, there is no single pill that will reverse excess weight and obesity, just as there are no pharmaceutical drugs that will heal Metabolic Syndrome. But there are ways to address Insulin Resistance, which is often the underlying cause of all these conditions.

If you wish to return to optimum health, you should consider a system that combines nutraceuticals (vitamins, herbs and minerals that are disease-specific), a realistic exercise program, nutritional guidance and a support system that will help you change unhealthy lifestyle choices.

Click here to read about the unique new Insulite System for Excess Weight and Obesity, which can help reverse Insulin Resistance, often an underlying cause of weight gain leading to the onset of Metabolic Syndrome. One of the system's formulations, called RejuvenX, promotes weight loss with CoQ10, which can reverse imbalances in glucose and insulin levels brought on by Insulin Resistance.

You may be interested in some of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Insulite System for Excess Weight and Obesity.

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"There is a clear and consistent scientific literature showing pervasive bias against overweight people. It is logical that the bias begets discrimination. There is now sufficient evidence of discrimination to suggest it may be powerful and occurs across important areas of living.

Studies on employment have shown hiring prejudice in laboratory studies. Subjects report being less inclined to hire an overweight person than a thin person, even with identical qualifications. Individuals make negative inferences about obese persons in the workplace, feeling that such people are lazy, lack self-discipline, and are less competent. One might expect these attributions to affect wages, promotions, and disciplinary actions, and such seems to be the case.

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Rebecca Puhl and Kelly D. Brownell, Bias, Discrimination, and Obesity, Obesity Research 9:788-805 (2001)
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Obesity may be an independent risk factor for heart problems, MSNBC
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Diabetes Prevention Program study 2001, study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, et al.
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Article by Dr. Sheri Colberg, Phd, FACSM


"The United States is experiencing an epidemic of obesity. Thirty-four percent of adults are overweight and an additional 30% are obese. Thus, 2 of every 3 Americans have an unhealthy body weight. Obesity contributes to over 300,000 deaths per year, principally through its association with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and several cancers. Obesity currently is the second leading cause of preventable death and will soon surpass cigarette smoking, the leading cause. Health economists estimate that obesity costs our nation approximately $100 billion a year. And these figures say nothing about the personal suffering of those affected by obesity."
Testimony of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, 9.15.2004 (.PDF)

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