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McAuley Insulin Resistance Risk Calculator

The calculator below allows you to get your McAuley Index, a valuable surrogate measure of insulin resistance, and assess your likelihood of having IR. Type in your fasting insulin and triglycerides and find out were you are in terms of risk of insulin resistance, using the interactive model below.

Why use calculation based on McAuley et al. ? It allows you to calculate your risk of insulin resistance with just 2 parameters and with basically the same predictive value as more complex measurements (glucose challenge with insulin at every point).

For more details about its predictive value please see a recent paper by Abbasi et al., which compares various methods of assessing IR risk. My short post about it also summarises the available information.

For interesting discussion on various predictors of insulin resistance please listen to the BreakNutrition podcast Episode 34.


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