Dietary Fat as a Cause of Metabolic Disease
11:30 a.m. CT Friday, June 12
Researchers and headlines consistently point to dietary fat as the cause of a host of diseases including metabolic disease, and indeed serum fatty acids appear to be directly involved in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance. However, increased serum fatty acids are driven more by excess consumption of carbohydrates. A diet with a higher proportion of carbohydrates drives not only de novo lipogenesis but de novo saturated and palmitoleic fatty acid lipogenesis, both of which have been associated with increased risk of a multitude of diseases. Come hear the existing evidence that requires that we rethink the idea of “you are what you eat.”
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