Different fats and inflammation

Let me just start off by saying that fat gain happens mostly in the presence of caloric excess (when more calories are consumed than is being burned). For healthy adipose … Continue reading Different fats and inflammation

Reactive oxygen species created by fats and their affect on insulin signalling

Does fat make you fat? And if the answer is yes then which type of fat is the guilty one? Fat mass expansion in obesity occurs via adipocyte hyperplasia (increased … Continue reading Reactive oxygen species created by fats and their affect on insulin signalling

Omega 6 busts your electron transport chain

The mitochondria, also called the “powerhouse” of the cells, is where ATP is made. Cells use fats, carbohydrates and sometimes a little protein to create energy. These macronutrients are broken … Continue reading Omega 6 busts your electron transport chain

Excessive fat oxidation (β-oxidation) drives diabetes

An association between intracellular fat accumulation and insulin resistance has been found. But an association is not a cause… The hypothesis was that β-oxidation is too slow and as a … Continue reading Excessive fat oxidation (β-oxidation) drives diabetes

Ketogenic diet – is it safe? (lipid peroxidation, prostaglandins, inflammation)

Two aspects might be of concern when eating a ketogenic diet… Increase ROS due to more saturated fat consumption and more lipid peroxidation due to more unsaturated fat ingestion.   … Continue reading Ketogenic diet – is it safe? (lipid peroxidation, prostaglandins, inflammation)