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Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC, a form of soluble cellulose already used as a texturizing food additive) could make fat-rich junk food more palatable for the health conscious. According to Wallace Yokoyama of the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, in Albany, California, the compound slows down fat absorption and if it proves effective in humans, could reduce the risk of developing insulin resistance or type II diabetes. Yokoyama warns that while the compound's benefit is in slowing fat absorption and reducing the "insulin spike" triggered by fatty foods. It will not prevent those dining on excess amounts of such foods from gaining weight.