Fasting does not cause “insulin resistance”
Intermittent fasting and low carb diets can dramatically improve blood sugar control and reverse insulin resistance. But some argue that they can also cause insulin resistance. Now, a new publication shows how fasting improves insulin sensitivity, reduces overall glucose and insulin, despite showing signs of peripheral “insulin resistance.” But this type of insulin resistance is much different from pathologic IR. It’s time to retire the term as it applies to low-carb eating and intermittent fasting and realize improving liver insulin sensitivity is what matters most.
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