Insulin resistance

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 11 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:134

Two editorial and two author's errors occurred in this article by Andrew Krentz (30 November, pp 1385-9). In box 4, Reaven's syndrome and Associated metabolic abnormalities should have been subheadings. In the section on Reaven's syndrome the last sentence of the first paragraph should have read “Other cardiovascular risk factors have been identified which are also components of the insulin resistance syndrome” and not syndrome X, and in the second sentence of the third paragraph diminished adrenomedullary activity should have read dyslipidaemia associated with hypertension. In the summary box and the section on acquired forms of insulin resistance α receptors should be α1 receptors.

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