Unfortunate News About Saturated Fat and Fatty Liver

does excess fat actually cause a fatty liver now you might be expecting this video to be talking about how that's not the case and how excess carbohydrates are really the cause for a fatty liver one of the things that I have to get out in the open is that the world of a fatty liver is pretty complicated there's a level of Bio individuality with it there's really just the common theme that excess nutrient intake in general could definitely lead to a fatty liver but one of the things that I want to point out that is very very interesting is that 90 percent of obese type 2 diabetics have a fatty liver it might tell us something interesting let's Dive In foreign [Music] brought To Us by organifi if you want to check out their cool red juice powder this stuff is awesome so if you're looking for a way to get a nice antioxidant Berry Blends in they have 13 different superfoods that are in it really awesome made from a whole food beet powder so you're getting that nitric oxide effect but also 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get disrupted now one of the biggest issues that we face is when we become insulin resistant the carbohydrates are a problem but a possibly even bigger problem is the fat okay so our adipose tissue is fat cells right and our fat cells Can Only Hold so much fat so if we have a fat cell and we overeat fat well that fat is going to try to get into the fat cell but it can't so what ends up happening is this fat cell expands and kind of spills out and when it spills out it creates hypoxia it creates a hypoxic situation which means it's like starved of oxygen because basically this cell just can't hold any more fat it's pretty complicated chemistry that's going on there well this hypoxic environment allows for what is called hip one it's a specific Gene okay this activation of this Gene then ends up causing an inflammatory response so when you have this inflammatory situation it can be a problem because inflammation When It ultimately gets stuck to the brain that's going to inhibit the hypothalamus from receiving the proper hunger signals so then we're tempted to eat more when we shouldn't eat more and that's not good for our waistline But ultimately even worse than that is it's disrupting this whole energy balance okay it's the job of our brain to recognize that we have X amount of energy coming in so we need to make sure we limit our intake so we don't have too much well okay that's kind of beside the point the big piece when it comes down to the liver what happens is those fat cells they become insulin resistant because there's so much inflammation so when the fat cells are insulin resistant it stops the anti-lipolytic effect of insulin on that cell what does that mean so normally in a healthy individual a fat cell is going to when it gets affected by insulin it stops the leaking of fat into the bloodstream okay so insulin stops fat from leaving the cell and going into the bloodstream it's anti-lipolytic it's not good for fat loss but it's still an important piece right but if that fat cell is insulin resistant okay if that fat cell is insulin resistant then that means insulin's ability to stop fat from leaking out of it is inhibited so guess what happens you have this inflammatory fat cell that is now leaking extra fatty acids into the bloodstream that are not being requested for energy now fats going into the bloodstream when there's a demand for them is great fats going into the bloodstream because someone left the backyard fence open is a different situation when that gate is open and the fats are just going into the bloodstream willy-nilly that's a problem because now you have fat cells that are circulating and guess where they're going they go to the liver okay and the liver cannot handle that extra fat it doesn't have the ability to deal with the extra fat that is coming from essentially the insulin resistant adipose tissue now what does this have to do with consumption of saturated fat well saturated fat can do the same kind of thing we can only handle so much at a given point in time so when we start eating more than like 20 30 40 of our daily fat calories from saturated fat over time this leads to this lipotoxicity and the fat that circulates to the bloodstream and goes to the liver the liver really likes to hold on to that fat and guess what it's easy to store it because it's already in its fat form does this mean that excess glucose and excess carbohydrates don't cause a fatty liver no that's not the case at all what I'm saying here is that both are culprits and when you look at observational data you see most of the time people that develop a fatty liver are guess what eating high amounts of saturated fat and high amounts of carbohydrates we don't have a lot of observational data to look at say someone that's been doing a lower carb ketogenic diet for 20 years to say with certainty that only Saturn if that is the problem we don't have people that have only been consuming pixie sticks and eating pure sugar for the last 20 years to say that only excess glucose is the problem what we do know is that people that are eating both have a huge problem and when we start looking at the data from like type 2 diabetics and we see hmm they're insulin resistance that means that their fat tissue is probably insulin resistant so that means they're leaking more fat into the bloodstream and that fat is going to go into the bloodstream and circulate and store in the liver one of the first side effects our first consequences of the liver becoming insulin resistant is developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease so as you start to have other situations happening where the liver is getting insulin resistant the muscles getting insulin resistant all kinds of things well then it starts wanting to store fat that is in circulation more in fact some Studies have indicated that the liver likes to store fat from fat more so than it does Via de novolipogenesis which is the creation of fat from glucose what does all this mean in a very simple way when you consume a lot of carbohydrates those carbohydrates have to get repackaged up and it's a long process with fatty acid synthase and like seven subsequent steps to convert that into fat it does not mean it doesn't happen it happens all the darn time because we eat a lot of carbohydrates and a lot of times I think we eat way too much of them so yes the research shows that you can probably store fat pretty easily from glucose excess carbohydrates but it also shows that it might even be easier from excess saturated fat the operative words here excess moderation is key the interesting thing is when you start looking at the data simply being in a caloric deficit or periods of intermittent fasting can quickly start to flip this on its head okay so what you do need to do is modulate your saturated fat intake modulate your sugar intake and make sure you're eating less than you're consuming it sounds like the most basic thing in the world because it kind of is but that also feels like it's discrediting people that really are working hard and trying hard right well once you're insulin resistant it is difficult because it's a big long thing that you have to unravel so simply being in a deficit doesn't solve all the problems right that's why we have to look at all these different bricks in the wall and like why on this channel I talk about all kinds of different facets of metabolic optimization and mitochondrial health and all these things so it's not to say that just being in a deficit is going to solve the problem but you do need to look at the big picture if you're concerned with a fatty liver so as always keep it locked in here in my channel and I'll see you tomorrow

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