"There are two insulin… disorders. There is one called insulin resistance which people know about," says Robert Lustig, MD in this 15 minute video interview.
"And then there's a second one called insulin hypersecretion which is not nearly as well known."
"You can't see it on a fasting [blood sugar] specimen. You have to stimulate [the pancreas to release insulin] to see it."
"Most people don't do those studies, so they can't see it."
"More insulin [means] more fat. Period,"
Author Gary Taubes talks about the exact same thing in his book "Why We Get Fat".
Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.
Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.
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