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Physiology (Bethesda). 2004 Aug;19:183-90.

Unraveling the cellular mechanism of insulin resistance in humans: new insights from magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

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  • Departments of Internal Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA. gerald.shulman@yale.edu


Insulin resistance plays a major role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, yet despite much research the underlying mechanism responsible for it is poorly understood. In this review, some recent advances in the understanding of insulin resistance in humans that have been made by using magnetic resonance spectroscopy are discussed.

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