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Sun H. Kim  (Kim SH) 1 Article
Obesity and Metabolism
Myths about Insulin Resistance: Tribute to Gerald Reaven
Sun H. Kim, Fahim Abbasi
Endocrinol Metab. 2019;34(1):47-52.   Published online March 21, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/EnM.2019.34.1.47
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Gerald Reaven was often called the “father of insulin resistance.” On the 1-year anniversary of his death in 2018, we challenge three myths associated with insulin resistance: metformin improves insulin resistance; measurement of waist circumference predicts insulin resistance better than body mass index; and insulin resistance causes weight gain. In this review, we highlight Reaven's relevant research that helped to dispel these myths associated with insulin resistance.

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