A review of the carbohydrate–insulin model of obesity

  title={A review of the carbohydrate–insulin model of obesity},
  author={K. Hall},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  • K. Hall
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • The carbohydrate–insulin model of obesity theorizes that diets high in carbohydrate are particularly fattening due to their propensity to elevate insulin secretion. Insulin directs the partitioning of energy toward storage as fat in adipose tissue and away from oxidation by metabolically active tissues and purportedly results in a perceived state of cellular internal starvation. In response, hunger and appetite increases and metabolism is suppressed, thereby promoting the positive energy… CONTINUE READING
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