SHIFTING FOCUS FROM SUGAR TO INSULIN FOR PERSONAL HEALTH – PART TWO
Majid Ali, M.D.
For Advanced Readers and Those With Biology Background
How Does Insulin Toxicity (Hyperinsulinism) Cause Weight Gain and Obesity?
- Insulin is the master energy hormone of the body and it stores fat produced by conversion of sugar, carbohydrates, and protein into fatty acids in tissues.
- It builds grease (rancid fats) in the liver which sets the stage for a condition called fatty liver.
- As excess fats accumulates in the liver and fat, insulin in excess turns fat-bloated cells into cellular factories which produce fattening hormones and other factors.
- Endo cells lining blood vessels keep arteries open for free blood flow. Insulin in excess interferes with this endo function.
- Insulin in excess disrupts brain-regulated mechanisms which regulate blood sugar levels and influence insulin roles.