The influence of dietary fat on insulin resistance

@article{Lovejoy2002TheIO,
  title={The influence of dietary fat on insulin resistance},
  author={Jennifer C. Lovejoy},
  journal={Current Diabetes Reports},
  year={2002},
  volume={2},
  pages={435-440}
}
  • J. Lovejoy
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Diabetes Reports
Dietary fat has been implicated in the development of insulin resistance in both animals and humans. Most, although not all, studies suggest that higher levels of total fat in the diet result in greater whole-body insulin resistance. Although, in practice, obesity may complicate the relationship between fat intake and insulin resistance, clinical trials demonstrate that high levels of dietary fat can impair insulin sensitivity independent of body weight changes. In addition, it appears that… 

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