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Acanthosis Nigricans

A melanotic cutaneous lesion that develops in the axilla and other body folds. Most commonly, acanthosis nigricans is caused by an underlying insulin resistance which may or may not be detectable via routine blood work as it takes up to 20 years for the body to progress from early stage of insulin resistance to full blown type 2 diabetes.


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Instead of blaming the victim for obesity, or yourself for obesity, it is important to understand what drives the weight gain, such as insulin resistance that affects up to 71 percent of the entire population out of which 35 percent already have metabolic syndrome.

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