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