Insulin Resistance Associated With Increased Risk for Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure
New research indicates development of insulin resistance increases a person's risk for development of congestive heart failure, according to a study in the July 20 issue of JAMA.
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a major cause of illness and death, according to background information in the article. The death rate for patients with CHF is 4 to 8 times that of the general population. The predominant causes of heart failure are hypertension and coronary heart disease. Other established risk factors for