Metabolic Endotoxemia Initiates Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Diabetes and obesity are two metabolic diseases characterized by insulin resistance and a low-grade inflammation.Seeking an inflammatory factor causative of the onset of insulin resistance, obesity, and diabetes, we have identified bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as a triggering factor.We found that normal endotoxemia increased or decreased during the fed or fasted state, respectively, on a nutritional basis and that a 4-week … Read More