Journal article

Mechanisms of insulin resistance caused by nutrient toxicity

J Proietto

HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

Insulin resistance, the impaired action of insulin, has been linked to many important consequences, including Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, acanthosis nigricans and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Although there are some genetic causes for insulin resistance, the most common cause is an excess of nutrition a condition called "Nutrient Toxicity". Both excess glucose and excess fat can cause insulin resistance in muscle and fat tissues and excess fat can cause insulin resistance in the liver. High fat feeding and fat infusion rapidly lead to the development of insulin resistance caused by impairment in glucose transport. Other studies have shown defects in insulin signaling possibl..

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