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Old 12-21-2006, 07:49 AM   #8
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Interesting stuff. One point I'd nit-pick is that getting a little fat makes it easier to get MORE fat. There is no braking mechanism for weight gain when it is in the form of hyperinsulinemic fat gain. I think I wrote something about this in another thread: We have a myostatin gene which limits muscular gain. We have no lipostatin gene. I think Art Devany's perspective on this is more accurate than Lyle's. The body is trying to protect itself from elevated blood glucose levels and thus grows the fat base as a dumping ground. The fat then secretes hormones that help to propagate itself. This all happens after the muscles have become insulin resistant.
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