Metabolic Disease:


How to gain weight?

Combining refined carbohydrates with vegetable (seed) oil is highly efficient at increasing body fat. Back in the 1960s this product was marketed as a method to gain weight. It was called Wate-On and it’s principal components were maize oil and glucose. Today those same ingredients make up the Standard American Diet (SAD)

If we could get rid of subcutaneous fat will metabolic disease improve?

Surgical removal of subcutaneous fat alone does not affect insulin action, metabolic markers or risk factors for coronary heart disease. Visceral adipose tissue and liver fat undoubtedly play a key role in the pathophysiology of insulin resistance.

Klein, Samuel, and Bruce W Patterson. “Absence of an Effect of Liposuction on Insulin Action and Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease.” The New England Journal of Medicine, 2004, 9.

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