In a recent article in Science Daily, nutritional scientists at the University of Alberta have established a connection between high insulin levels and dysfunction of intestinal lipid metabolism...in an animal model.
Cool. But while it is uncertain as to whether or not this means dimes to doughnuts to a human, it is intriguing.
It goes on to say:
"High insulin levels are caused by excessive consumption of sugar and fatty foods."
Really? Fatty foods? I don't think so. No, no, no.
While it is possible to skyrocket your insulin levels by eating excessive amounts of fat, you'd have to eat a hippo and her calf for that to happen. And since fat satiates, it is doubtful you'd get past eating a hippopotumus patty.
Dr. Donna Vine, expert nutritional scientist at the U of A and co-author of the paper in Atherosclerosis concludes:
"...it would pay to consume less fatty foods over the day."
Buuuuuuuuut NOT the sugar. I see. I see.
It's a good thing Dr. Vines is not an expert in air-bag technology. She might suggest deploying the bag after the accident has occurred. Just to be sure you know.