Insulin Resistance in Puberty

Jennifer E. Sprague, Rachelle Gandica, Megan Moriarty Kelsey

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Puberty is a critical period of physiologic and neurobehavioral development, hallmarked by the transition to full reproductive potential. During this period, there is also a physiologic decrease in insulin sensitivity that recovers by early adulthood. This chapter will explore what is known about this pubertal change in insulin sensitivity and its potential impact on future health and disease.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Endocrinology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameContemporary Endocrinology
ISSN (Print)2523-3785
ISSN (Electronic)2523-3793


  • Adiponectin
  • Blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular metabolic markers
  • Cholesterol
  • Growth hormone
  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Leptin
  • Lipids
  • Physical activity
  • Pregnancy
  • Puberty
  • Tanner stage
  • Type 2 diabetes


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