Understanding the fat you eat

(1) It is not surprising that this is a well done study – note Jeff Volek as one of the authors:

Whole egg consumption improves lipoprotein profiles and insulin sensitivity to a greater extent than yolk-free egg substitute in individuals with metabolic syndrome.

Blesso CN, Andersen CJ, Barona J, Volek JS, Fernandez ML.

Metabolism. 2012 Sep 26. pii: S0026-0495(12)00318-6. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2012.08.014.  PMID: 23021013  LINK to abstract

Note that the study participants were not eating low carb – they were having 25-35% of their diet as carbohydrates – which is still a lot less than the carb intake in the “usual” diet.

The study results carry an extra meaning in that this supports the concept that there are many differences in metabolism between people who are eating a carb load that is under or over their personal tolerance limit. Thus, given that carb intolerance is so wide-spread in the general population, any research done on people eating “usual” amounts of carbs cannot be assumed to apply to people eating carb amounts that are within their carb load tolerance. This applies even more so for those eating very low carb or who are adapted to a state of nutritional ketosis.

Thanks for heads-up on this study to a tweet from @CavemanDoctor.

(2) A presentation by Dr. Donald W. Miller, Junior, MD, a cardio-vascular surgeon (given to a meeting of physicians, so a bit dry, but top level scientific and medical credibility).  He regrets his past practice of recommending a low fat diet.  After looking into the research, he is now presenting a lecture to doctors called “Enjoy Eating Saturated Fats: They Are Good For You”. 

If you find this lecture a bit dry, visit Tom Naughton’s site.  His movie “Fat Head” has been an inspiration to many people.

In fact, Tom Naughton presents things so well that Dr. Miller includes video segments by Tom Naughton as part of his presentation to the doctors!

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