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Saturday, September 9 • 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Causes and Non-Causes of Insulin Resistance

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The incidence of type II diabetes has increased in tandem with sugar intake. The theory that sugar causes insulin resistance is largely a product of this observation, while most experimental evidence sits in diametric opposition. Insulin's action, and its modulation by sugars, fatty acids, and inflammation will be discussed. The involvement of dietary macronutrients in inflammation will be presented as an indirect dietary insulin modulator. The information presented will forward the thesis that the inability to dispose of blood sugar from a high carbohydrate meal (simple or complex) is a symptom of insulin resistance that is neither caused by sugar consumption nor reversed through low-carb, high-fat diet.

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Kyle Mamounis

My educational background is a B.S. in biology from Rowan University and a Ph.D. in nutritional science from Rutgers University (dissertation: The metabolic effects of linoleic acid versus saturated fat in male mice, female mice, and offspring exposed maternally). I am currently a... Read More →

Saturday September 9, 2017 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
220 Kane Hall