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  • Ben shared from The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fung
    Gary Taubes wrote in his book Why We Get Fat: And What to Do about It, “We do not get fat because we overeat. We overeat because we get fat.” And why do we get fat? We get fat because our body set weight thermostat is set too high. Why? Because our insulin levels are too high. Hormones are central to understanding obesity.
  • Ben shared from The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fung
    THE RESULTS ARE very consistent. Drugs that raise insulin levels cause weight gain. Drugs that have no effect on insulin levels are weight neutral. Drugs that lower insulin levels cause weight loss.
  • Ben shared from The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fung
    Insulin causes obesity.
  • Ben shared from The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fung
    THE “INSULIN CAUSES obesity” hypothesis is easily tested. We can prove a causal relationship by experimentally giving insulin to a group of people and then measuring their weight gain. Therefore, for our experiment, here’s our fundamental question: If you take insulin, will you get fat? The short answer is an emphatic “Yes!” Patients who use insulin regularly and physicians who prescribe it already know the awful truth:4 the more insulin you give, the more obesity you get.
  • Ben shared from The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fung
    Under normal conditions, high insulin levels encourage sugar and fat storage. Low insulin levels encourage glycogen and fat burning.

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