Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Glucose Metabolism in Obese Children

Background Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) accounts for the majority of diabetes over widespread ages from childhood to adulthood. Those affected have similar characteristics, such as excessive abdominal body fat, extreme insulin resistance (decreased responsiveness to insulin), and problems with beta-cell function, which are the cells that produce insulin. Another risk factor of obesity is […]

Greater Weight Loss and Insulin Sensitivity with Carbohydrates Eaten Mostly at Dinner

Background Body fat has the ability to secrete certain hormones throughout the day which can regulate hunger, satiety, and the development of metabolic syndrome. Among the hormones secreted by body fat, leptin and adiponectin are involved in satiety and improving insulin sensitivity, respectively. Both can possibly be modified through altered carbohydrate consumption in order to […]