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Writing Project for 11/17/09

Writing project for next tuesday:

There appears to be  switch activated in underweight babies that leads to diabetes later in life. Early on, these individuals might be insulin resistant – so less glucose gets metabolized by muscle tissue. As a result, less energy is devoted to growth and building muscles and bones. On the flip side, more glucose is available for other tissues – like the brain and also infection fighting cells.  How might insulin resistance might be helpful for underweight neonates?

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Joe Alcock

Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine

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