Brain insulin sensitivity determines body weight and fat distribution

You probably knew insulin is present in the pancreas, where it is used to control the amount of glucose in the bloodstream.

But did you know that insulin sensitivity in the brain may control not only where fat is stored in the body, but the inability to lose that weight and keep it off?

This finding is important because the extent to which body fat is unhealthy depends mostly on where it is stored in the body.

Fat that accumulates in the abdomen releases numerous neurotransmitters that affect blood pressure, secretion of the hormone insulin, and inflammation levels.

Inflammation contributes to the risk of contracting diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Alternately, the fat which accumulates on the buttocks, thighs and hips has no adverse health effects.

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