Insulin sensitivity refers to how sensitive the body’s cells are in response to insulin. Doctors generally consider a high insulin sensitivity to be healthy. Some lifestyle and dietary changes may help improve this sensitivity. Insulin is a hormone that helps control the amount of sugar, or glucose, in the blood. The body’s cells respond to
A new study determined the effects of first exposure to antipsychotics on weight gain and insulin sensitivity in children and teenagers. Antipsychotics are medications primarily used to manage symptoms of psychosis such as delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Antipsychotics are a well-established treatment in adults with serious psychological problems.