Insulin is the hormone associated with excess energy

2021-06-06 12:44 PM

Excess carbohydrates that cannot be stored as glycogen are converted to fat under the stimulation of insulin and stored in adipose tissue.

In the following pages, we will discuss and clarify the relationship of insulin secretion with excess energy. That is when a person's diet provides too much energy, especially carbohydrates, insulin secretion increases. In contrast, insulin plays an important role in energy storage. In the case of an excess of carbohydrates, they are stored as glycogen, mainly in the liver and muscles. Furthermore, all excess carbohydrates that cannot be stored as glycogen are converted to fat under the stimulation of insulin and stored in adipose tissue. In the case of proteins, insulin directly acts to enhance the uptake of amino acids by the cells and the conversion of amino acids into proteins. Furthermore, it inhibits the degradation of proteins available in the cell.