The effects of body composition and insulin resistance on the heart

There are ways to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease through the lens of body composition and insulin resistance. Here's what you need to know.

November 1, 2023 | Optimal Health Uncovered

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Dr. Alon Gitig joined host and physical therapist Michael Beecher to provide evidence-based insights into preventing and managing cardiovascular disease through a unique perspective. They emphasize that maintaining optimal muscle mass is not only beneficial for strength and mobility but also plays a significant role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular issues. In fact, studies show that individuals with higher muscle mass have a 30% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Furthermore, they highlight the alarming fact that insulin resistance, which isi often overlooked, is a hidden contributor to the development of cardiovascular disease and dementia, making it a critical aspect of overall health to address. Recent statistics indicate that approximately 34% of adults in the United States have some level of insulin resistance, underscoring the importance of addressing this silent epidemic. Join us in gaining a deeper understanding of these connections and the factual basis for better cardiovascular well-being.

Dr. Alon Gitig, MD, is a cardiologist based in Yonkers, New York who has been practicing for over two decades. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital.

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