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IJHSR. 2014; 4(8): 309-311


Eating Frequency and Fasting Insulin Levels: A Case Report from Aurangabad.

J.V. Dixit.

Abstract
Introduction: The nature of the relation between insulin levels, insulin resistance, and obesity is not yet clear. A positive correlation between fasting insulin levels (an index of relative insulin resistance) and obesity, particularly the central or android pattern, has been reported from cross-sectional data. Hyperinsulinemia per se has been proposed to cause insulin resistance. Eating frequency has a role to play in deciding fasting insulin levels. However there is contradicting literature regarding eating frequency and pre-diabetes as well as obesity. This case report presents the effect of twice a day eating frequency on fasting insulin levels.
Methodology: It is a case report. A female patient, doctor by profession had raised fasting insulin and strong family history of diabetes. She was advised to eat only twice in the day and her fasting insulin levels were monitored.
Results: From December 2012 to November 2013 her fasting insulin levels decreased from 24.4 to 5.4. In addition to this she also lost 6Kg weight.
Conclusion: Eating twice a day caused reduction in fasting insulin. Reduced fasting insulin indirectly means that her diabetes is getting postponed. She also lost 6Kg weight in this process which is a very important finding.

Key words: eating frequency, fasting insulin



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