Atherosclerosis: an insulin-dependent disease?

  title={Atherosclerosis: an insulin-dependent disease?},
  author={Nestor W. Flodin},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  volume={5 5},
Evidence is reviewed that dietary habits in industrially developed countries, especially an increased frequency of ingestion of foods of high energy density, may contribute to excessive hepatic cholesterol synthesis and to a preponderance of lipogenic versus lipolytic effects on the arterial intima, thereby favoring the formation and progression of atheroma. These effects are mediated by the rise and fall of circulating insulin levels. The evidence is suggestive of the possibility that frequent… CONTINUE READING

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