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From California, USA:

I recently saw a movie based on a true story called "Reversal of Fortune" in which a woman was trying to lose weight by taking insulin injections. I never heard of such a thing. Can insulin actually cause you to gain or lose weight? Does it just depend upon the food you eat?


Weight gain is dependent on a combination of factors:

  1. amount of food eaten,
  2. insulin dose (you can't gain weight unless you have enough insulin to metabolize the food),
  3. level of exercise, and
  4. the person's individual rate of metabolism (breaking down and utilizing food).


Original posting 21 Aug 2000
Posted to Insulin and Weight and Weight Loss


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