Cigarette smoking raises the likelihood of insulin resistance.
Tobacco use is linked to hyperinsulinemia and an increase in insulin resistance (Facchini et al, 1992). Smokers are also known to have more abdominal fat (i.e. a higher waist to hip ratio) than nonsmokers (Shimokata et al, 1989). Smoking cessation improves insulin resistance, which includes the above-mentioned connections such as dyslipidemia.
A checklist can help you manage insulin resistance by ensuring that you are always tackling the primary risk factors.
Not all the useful DNA in your chromosomes comes from your ancestors some of it was borrowed from elsewhere.