What you need to know about insulin resistance – the evidence
It’s written by Dr. Bret Scher, MD and it was published on July 30, 2019. Additional editing and fact-checking by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD. The guide was medically reviewed by Dr. David Cavan, MD, on July 29, 2019.
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