Beneficial Impact of Cod Protein, l-Arginine, and Other Amino Acids on Insulin Sensitivity

  • Véronique Ouellet
  • S. John Weisnagel
  • Denis R. Joanisse
  • Charles Lavigne
  • Junio Dort
  • André Marette
  • Hélène JacquesEmail author
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)


With the increasing rates of obesity, the prevalence of insulin resistance and its related diseases is likely to increase significantly in the coming years. It is therefore essential to find effective strategies to slow or prevent the progression of insulin resistance. Many intervention studies have shown that early intervention to improve insulin resistance successfully prevents progression to type 2 diabetes (T2D) (Crandall et al., Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab 4:382–393, 2008). The composition of the diet is undoubtedly very important. While our understanding of the effects of fat and carbohydrates on glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity has greatly increased over the past decades, the role of proteins and the mechanisms behind their effects are less well characterized. However, studies aiming to demystify their potential effects have shown promising results.


Cod protein Insulin sensitivity Glucose metabolism Inflammation Lipid profile l-Arginine Taurine Branched-chain amino acids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Véronique Ouellet
    • 1
  • S. John Weisnagel
    • 2
  • Denis R. Joanisse
    • 3
  • Charles Lavigne
    • 4
  • Junio Dort
    • 5
  • André Marette
    • 6
  • Hélène Jacques
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences/Institute of Nutrition and Functional FoodsLaval UniversityQuebecCanada
  2. 2.Diabetes Research UnitCRCHUQ, Laval University Hospital Centre (CHUL)QuebecCanada
  3. 3.Department of KinesiologyLaval UniversityQuebecCanada
  4. 4.Centre de Développement Bioalimentaire du QuébecLa PocatièreCanada
  5. 5.Department of Food and Nutrition SciencesLaval UniversityQuebecCanada
  6. 6.Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (CRIUCPQ)Laval UniversityQuebecCanada

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