Sunday, July 18, 2010

Greater Dietary Fat Oxidation in Obese Men: Finally an Advantage of Being Fat

Some good news for all fat, yet healthy students of the SuppVersity. Scientists at the University of Oxford cooperated with some colleagues from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Hodson. 12 July 2010) and found that
The contribution of fatty acids from splanchnic sources was higher (P<0.05) in the abdominally-obese group. Ketogenesis occurred to a significantly greater extent in abdominally-obese compared to lean males largely due to lessened down-regulation of postprandial ketogenesis (P<0.001).
Not only does this tell us, that our bodies try to protect themselves from fat-deposition in the liver and other organs. It might also shed additional light onto the effectiveness of low-carb diets in obese individuals.