The central role of dietary fat, not carbohydrate, in the insulin resistance syndrome

Jonathan Q. Purnell, John D. Brunzell

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Compared with a diet high in total and saturated fat, a high carbohydrate diet improves insulin sensitivity and lipid levels. Recent studies have shown that subjects on an ad-lib low fat, high carbohydrate diet lose weight and, therefore, may have even greater improvement in the metabolic disturbances of the insulin resistance syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in lipidology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cell Biology

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