The Role of Obesity in Insulin Resistance

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"Not all obese individuals are insulin-resistant, and not all IR-affected horses are obese. But IR-associated medical problems are more likely to develop in concert with obesity in individuals born with IR," said Nat Messer, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, an associate professor of equine medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri, at the 2006 AAEP Convention. "Thus, obesity may be an 'add-on' risk

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