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  1. GreenEdge

    Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity: Beyond ‘Calories In, Calories Out’

    The evidence as I see it: Type 1 diabetes - in this condition, the pancreas makes little or no insulin. Before the invention of synthetic human insulin in 1978, this was a fatal condition due to chronic hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) causes β-cell defects by the excess accumulation of...