Insulin Resistance Articles


  • Androgen deprivation therapy reversibly increases endothelium-dependent vasodilation in men with prostate cancer.

    Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a standard treatment for patients with aggressive prostate cancer. Although ADT improves survival, it increases the risk of diabetes. Emerging evidence suggests that ADT increases adverse cardiovascular events as early as 3 months after initiation in patients with cardiovascular disease, but the mechanism is unknown.

    Published April 20, 2015
  • Metabolic syndrome and the composition of urinary calculi: is there any relation?

    Epidemiologic studies demonstrate that obesity and diabetes increase the prevalence of urinary lithiasis. Most of these studies did not stratify the chemical composition of calculi and the physiological mechanisms responsible for this increased risk are not well understood.

    Published December 8, 2019
  • Nephrolithiasis in the Obese Patient.

    The link between metabolic syndrome (MetS)/obesity and kidney stone disease (KSD) has gained importance over recent years due to the increasing prevalence and healthcare burden worldwide. This review analyses the literature exploring the link between MetS/obesity and KSD and the impact that obesity has on KSD management.

    Published May 26, 2019