Friday, May 4, 2012

Attia: Insulin Is Powerful

Insulin is the most important hormone in our body when it comes to fat mobilization (breakdown) and fat storage.  This is a fact.  There is not one person who studies the endocrine system who will not acknowledge the following quote from Lehninger’s Principles of Biochemistry (the “bible” of biochemistry).
“High blood glucose elicits the release of insulin, which speeds the uptake of glucose by tissues and favors the storage of fuels as glycogen and triglycerides, while inhibiting fatty acid mobilization in adipose tissue.”
The above quote is from Peter Attia's excellent blog.  The entire post is a great read, showing how the universal laws (gravity, the action of insulin) apply differently to different humans, and why that may explain some of the exceptions noted to how people gain, or lose, body fat.
The BLUF:  better now than later.

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