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Old 04-28-2013, 11:23 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Lolo70 View Post
Amino acids from proteins can be converted into glucose and I think there is a inefficient pathway from fat, as well. So, you will probably still get insulin secreted after eating. The magnitude of release may be lower. But muscle and the liver can also restore glycogen production after adaptation to ketosis, which woud increase blood glucose levels. Even without glucose, the body can store fat using acylation-stimulating protein (ASP). ASP among other effects stimulates triacylglycerol synthesis in human adipocytes and skin fibroblasts. ASP also stimulates insulin secretion. Its levels are higher in Type II diabetes and during inflammation.

ASP probably explains where Gary Taubes is wrong. If you eat too much fat, the fat that is not used or converted can get stored as fat even in the absence of carbs.
Thanks for the great explanation, Lolo.

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