Meal-related hypertriglyceridaemia and low-grade inflammation in relation to betacell function in the general population

Results

 The beta-cell response was stronger after a mixed meal than after an OGTT with equal carbohydrate quantity, both for classical and model-based parameters. The higher response was mostly explained by higher beta-cell sensitivity during the meal.
Fat accumulation in the liver was tightly linked to insulin sensitivity but not to beta-cell function.