Lipid partitioning and insulin sensitivity: Lessons learnt from genetic models

Andrew James Hoy, Matthew James Watt

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An excess supply of fatty acids, beyond that required for energy needs, is a cause of insulin resistance in key regulatory tissues of glucose metabolism including the skeletal muscle and liver. Intracellular triacylglycerol accumulation is a marker of excess fatty acid supply to tissues, and it is now two decades since an association was recognised between intracellular triglyceride accumulation and insulin resistance.....
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35 - 47
Number of pages13
JournalThe Asia-Pacific Journal of Endocrinology (APJOE)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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