Those who are concerned about belly weight should know that researchers have found that there is a metabolic reaction that happens before the appearance of flab around the middle, if you are one of the many who are trying to lose the middle it is important to understand what is causing the excess fat . All belly weight is related to insulin resistance, 1 in 3 in the United States are insulin resistant, it is a major problem in Europe and Australia, the end result is fat around the middle that does not go away.
The battle around the middle
Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers at Yale University School of Medicine has found that insulin resistance in skeletal muscle leads to alterations in energy storage that set the stage for the metabolic syndrome(diabetes, belly fat and obesity). Bad energy storage from food occurs before the appearance of flab around the waist. Those with stomach flab are one of the 100 million in the United States who are either, overweight,diabetic or pre diabetic but before the stomach flab the body starts to store energy differently in people who are insulin resistance. This is effecting children for the first time in the United states, today we have millions of children who are insulin resistant and pre diabetic. Losing belly weight involves reversing insulin resistance with an insulin resistance diet.
What the Researchers found
Insulin resistant people (80 to 100 million in the USA) store food differently. According to Gerald I. Shulman and Kitt Falk Petersen, both of the Yale University School of Medicine. What is amazing is that thin people who are insulin resistant first start storing the energy differently than healthy people, this occurs before the belly weight,diabetes or obesity appear.
"Our hypothesis was that the metabolic syndrome(diabetes,obesity,belly fat, pre diabetes) is really a problem with how we store energy from food," Shulman explained. "The idea is that insulin resistance in muscle changes the pattern of energy storage."
Losing belly weight is difficult today because we are an insulin resistant people, processed foods have poisoned or children and ourselves, we are insulin resistant. The chemicals in the processed foods such as aspartame, sucralose and high fructose corn syrup have made us insulin resistance today.
When researchers in Europe switched overweight people to an insulin resistance diet all lost the fat around the middle.
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