Carbohydrate-lipid interactions in obesity and diabetes
The current worldwide epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes has increased simultaneously with adverse metabolic events. There is expansive evidence that the type of carbohydrate consumed is important in the development or prevention of insulin resistance, obesity, and the metabolic syndrome. There is scarcity of published data on the combined effects of interactions between micronutrients, carbohydrates and lipids. However, there are extensive data supporting the benefits of the effects of both carbohydrates and lipids on various mechanisms of energy balance and diseases. Adequate measure is necessary to control carbohydrate-lipid interactions as they impact on obesity and diabetes.
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