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Foreword, by Dr. Jason Fung

Part I: The Problem: What Is Insulin Resistance and Why Does It Matter?
Chapter 1: What Is Insulin Resistance
Chapter 2: Insulin Resistance and Heart Health
Chapter 3: Insulin Resistance, the Brain, and Neurological Disorders
Chapter 4: Insulin Resistance and Reproductive Health
Chapter 5: Insulin Resistance and Cancer
Chapter 6: Insulin and Aging, the Skin, Muscles, and Bones
Chapter 7: Insulin Resistance and Gastrointestinal and Kidney Health
Chapter 8: Insulin Resistance, the Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity

Part II: Causes: What Makes Us Insulin Resistant in the First Place?
Chapter 9: How Age and Genetics Influence Insulin
Chapter 10: How Hormones Cause Insulin Resistance
Chapter 11: Obesity and Insulin Resistance, Revisited
Chapter 12: Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
Chapter 13: Lifestyle Factors

Part III: The Solution: How Can We Fight Insulin Resistance?
Chapter 14: Get Moving: The Importance of Physical Activity
Chapter 15: Eat Smart: The Evidence on the Food We Eat
Chapter 16: Conventional Interventions: Drugs and Surgery
Chapter 17: The Plan: Putting Research into Action
Appendix A: My Sample Daily Exercise Plan
Appendix B: Expanded Food Lists
About the Author

About the Author

Benjamin Bikman earned his PhD in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore studying metabolic disorders. Currently, his professional focus as a scientist and professor (Brigham Young University) is to better understand the origins and consequences of metabolic disorders, including obesity and diabetes, with a particular emphasis on the role of insulin. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science and public meetings.

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