Austin Publishing Group
School of Medical and Health Sciences
In various communities in the developing and developed world the understanding of the ingestion of a healthy diet and hepatic fat metabolism has become of critical importance to the treatment of obesity linked Type 2 diabetes that is now linked to various organ diseases. In the developing world transition to healthy diets has become urgent to prevent insulin resistance and the obesity pandemic. The liver is the major organ for the metabolism of dietary fat and after consumption of a meal in healthy individuals the fat is rapidly metabolized by the liver. In obesity linked Type 2 diabetes the post-prandial metabolism of a fat meal by the liver is defective with fat transport to the adipocyte relevant to adipocyte and brain appetite centre dysfunction. In obese and diabetic mice post-prandial lipid metabolism has been shown to be defective with defects in the appetite centre associated with hyperglycemia and hyperphagia. Activation of hepatic fat metabolism with restricted food intake in these rodent studies may be relevant to adipocyte lipid metabolism and adipocyte signals that relate to appetite control are vital to the treatment of obesity linked diabetes
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