A recent study accepted for publication at the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology outlines a link between increased muscle mass and better insulin sensitivity.
Prior to this study, experts were aware of a link between decreased muscle mass and high insulin resistance, however there was no evidence to suggest that high or average muscle mass (independent of obesity) would actually improve insulin reaction.
Researchers observed 13,644 Americans over the age of 20. They anazlyzed analyzed skeletal muscle mass with insulin resistance, blood glucose and metabolism. Findings suggest that relative to body size, increased muscle mass lead led to a lower insulin resistance and decreased risk of pre-diabetes and diabetes.
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