Will Carb Concentrated Diets Help Me Reduce the Risk of Insulin Resistance Syndrome, a.k.a. metabolic syndrome, which includes the risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, fatty liver disease, many common types of cancer, and aging-related cognitive decline and dementia?

We believe it will. This syndrome is a type of “fat poisoning” and chronically elevated insulin levels. Maintaining leanness with this diet and keeping insulin levels low, as this diet does, should be important.

A CC diet will tend to avoid or correct insulin resistance syndrome — a.k.a. metabolic syndrome — an increasingly common metabolic disorder associated with abdominal obesity and linked to increased risk for heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, fatty liver disease, aging-related cognitive decline and dementia, and many common types of cancer. Insulin resistance syndrome is in effect a type of “fat poisoning” in which inappropriate accumulation of fat metabolites (“ectopic fat”) in skeletal muscle fibers, liver cells, the endothelial lining of arteries, and other vital tissues causes oxidative stress, inflammation, and impaired efficiency of insulin signaling. It results from the failure of bloated abdominal fat cells to properly regulate fat metabolism. Owing to inefficient insulin action in skeletal muscle and liver — “insulin resistance” — this syndrome is associated with chronically elevated insulin levels; this increase in insulin stems from a compensatory increase in pancreatic insulin secretion, and a decrease in the efficiency with which the liver removes insulin from the bloodstream.

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