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Diabetes Watch Blog: Low-sugar Diet Excellent In High Insulin Secretors

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Dec 20, 2005

Low-sugar Diet Excellent In High Insulin Secretors

Low-sugar Diet Excellent In High Insulin Secretors
As an overweight person puts on more weight the insulin resistance problem develops simultaneously. An obese person is exceptionally insensitive to the action of insulin. Carbohydrates are activating the release of large amounts of the hormone, but the body is incompetent of utilizing it resourcefully. The body reacts by putting out yet more insulin. As a result overweight and high insulin levels are almost synonymous. High levels of insulin can themselves increase insulin resistance. This means that the high levels of insulin can lead to the complete vicious carbohydrate - insulin - insulin resistance cycle.

Investigators in Boston report that for an overweight person secreting high levels of insulin, a low sugar diet can lead to greater weight loss than a diet rich in sugar.

When you have insulin resistance, the body does not use the normal amount of insulin secreted by the pancreas properly, causing the pancreas to secrete more insulin.

Because both resistance to insulin and insulin secretion are involved in the regulation of body weight, Dr. Anastassios G. Pittas, from Tufts-New England Medical Center, and associates theorized that dietary sugar load could counter the efforts designed to lose weight.

High-sugar load diets increase post-meal "hyperinsulinemia, which favors fatty acid uptake, inhibition of fat mobilization, and energy storage leading to weight gain," they note.

They also propose that an elevated sugar load may also boost hunger and thus increase eating during the post-absorptive period.


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