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Insulin’s Immense Role in Metabolic Overdrive (MO)

17 Oct

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English: Diagram shows insulin release from th... English: Diagram shows insulin release from the Pancreas and how this lowers blood sugar leves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maybe it’s just because of its role as a counter-regulatory hormone (it balances out other hormones: cortisol, growth hormone, glucagon etc…) that raises blood sugar ? Maybe it is due to insulin‘s role in fat storage? Or maybe it’s the relation to high blood pressure and heart disease or digestion? But, most likely it is for all of the above reasons that insulin is a main catalyst for metabolic overdrive (MO).

Insulin is a fat storing hormone released by the beta cells in the pancreas. Aside from its major role in blood sugar regulation via the liver, muscle and fat cells, insulin is involved in emotional and cognitive brain function and its’ reward system (“a collection of structures in the brain that attempts to regulate and control behavior by inducing pleasurable effects,”), nerve function…

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