This is a good one, folks.
The question approached by the above paper was "how does insulin sensitivity and glucose disposal correlate with cardiovascular disease risk?” The takeaways? - In the highly insulin sensitive tertile there were NO CVD events. In the tertile with the highest insulin resistance, almost all of the CVD events occurred. No bueno!
So What Does This Mean Exactly?
Do whatever you can to Improve your insulin sensitivity - moderate carbohydrate consumption, get adequate sun light, lift heavy shit, sprint once in a while, play, modulate stress, try intermittent fasting. Whilst you don't have to do all of the above, working on just one of those will have a dramatic return on investment.
Here is the real kicker. . .The less amount of glucose (sugar) you burn in a lifetime, the healthier you will be. So, If you're interested in promoting health, slowing down aging, trimming up your waist line and lowering your risk of CVD, then do whatever you can to address your insulin resistance and glucose disposal pathways. The aforementioned methods above, are a pretty good place to start.
If you can do this successfully (which you absolutely can), you will dramatically improve your health, lower your body fat, decrease systemic inflammation AND decrease your risk of disease.
Sounds like a winner to me!
Burn fat, not sugar, live long, drop dead!
Yours in health,