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Latest Medical News And Headlines

The good, the bad and the ugly of medical news and headlines. What's the truth behind the medical headlines? What's the breaking news this week?


Before you begin reading some of the more controversial headlines, take a few minutes to watch this video and learn the shocking truth behind the Top 5 Nutrition Headline.


Will butter give us heart disease? Will bacon cause cancer? Is a low-carb diet going to shorten your life?

3 Top Tips To Dissect The Nutrition Headlines


  1. Is it real? - Is the headline even real? Do the nutrition headlines truly reflect the ACTUAL science? What are the confounding factors? Are they actually low-carb? What else were they eating/drinking? Did one group have a higher percentage of smokers, Type 2 diabetics or other factors which affected the results?
  2. How big is the effect? Relative risk is meaningless unless we know the absolute prevalence. Eg: if there is a 40% risk of cancer but the prevalence is 2 people in 1000, increased by 40% = 2.8 people per 1000. But if the prevalence was 400 in 1000, increased by 40% = 560 which is a huge effect.
  3. Is it worth it? Now you know the risk/benefit and prevalence, then you can make an informed choice – is it worth it in your situation. The risk may be high (death) or low (may simply increase your relative risk) versus benefit or quality of life.

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European Scientist - 


Do statins really work? Who benefits? Who has the power to cover up the side effects?

Why It’s now time for a full public parliamentary inquiry into the controversial drug and fully expose the great cholesterol and statin con​


Daily Mail UK - 


The 7 rules to beat the bulge: NHS diabetes expert reveals his secrets to eating your way to a healthier life - Dr David Unwin

"A few weeks ago, I rang a patient to congratulate him as the latest in my care (the 66th!) who’s reversed type 2 diabetes and come off diabetes medication by going low-carb. It was a joyous moment for him — and for me."


Independent.ie -


Here's the plan: I'll tell you how to lose weight and keep it off forever  - Dr Zoe Harcombe


Know what works, and know what doesn't work. FYI...  Insulin and glucagon: meet the fat makers - and the fat breakers. 


The Otago Daily Times NZ -


Govt adviser takes aim at chocolate fundraising

Prof Schofield said the fact some schools sent children home with 60 chocolate bars for their families to sell showed there remained a "systemic failure" in attitudes towards food.


The Guardian UK -


Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health - Dr Aseem Malhotra


"Most patients will derive no health improvement from medication. We should tackle the root causes of disease instead"


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Low-Carb Articles

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A growing list of go-to articles


Recommended Low-Carb Articles

It may be useful to save some of these go-to articles to share with colleagues and/or patients.


Each resource is broadly categorised into the following:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes Management
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • Fasting
  • Insulin - Insulin resistance, Hyperinsulinemia
  • Lipidology
  • Metabolic Health
  • Nutrition & Weight loss

Cancer


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Diet and cancer: What we know and what we don’t

Identifying the links between diet and cancer has been one of the most difficult tasks of modern science.  


Cardiovascular disease


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Coronary Artery Calcium and Multisite Atherosclerosis: Role in Risk Refinement

Another recent analysis from MESA showed that the addition of CAC score to global risk assessment was associated with significantly improved risk classification in those with MetS and diabetes


Diabetes Management


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Low-Carb For diabetes.

Many with Diabetes are confused by the conflicting dietary advice they receive. And no wonder. The dietary advice given to those with diabetes has been extremely poor. For decades, people with diabetes have been told center their diet around carbohydrates ...


Dietary Guidelines


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EAT-Lancet's Plant-Based Planet: 10 Things You Need to Know

Should every day be Meatless Monday? Prescribing plant-based diets to the planet without including straightforward warnings of these risks and offering clear guidance as to how to minimize them is scientifically irresponsible and medically unethical, and therefore should not form the basis of public health recommendations.

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The EAT Lancet diet is nutritionally deficient

There are numerous issues with this plant-biased advice. Not least – what will all these plants be grown in when there is no top soil left because we have replaced soil-rejuvenating ruminants with soil-raping plants?  The focus of this post was to highlight that the EAT diet is nutritionally deficient.

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Chewing the saturated fat: how many more negative studies do we need?

The authors critically review the lack of evidence saturated fat having any useful target in public health nutrition. This is an important debate because you will likely eat more saturated fat on a LCHF diet, but is that justified?

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Why Humans Don’t Need Dietary Carbohydrates to Thrive

In the peer-reviewed medical literature over the last 5 decades, the arguments against the safety and sustainability of nutritional ketosis have been proven false over and over again, most recently with the 2-year results of our Indiana University Health study ...

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The Importance of Managing Potassium and Sodium as Part of a Well-Formulated Ketogenic Diet

One of the biggest challenges we encounter in managing people following a ketogenic diet is to get them to pay adequate attention to their sodium and potassium intakes...


Fasting


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Fasting as a potent antidote to obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and the many symptoms of metabolic illness

"We think of all these responses, obesity, insulin resistance, and the beta cell failure, as pathologic. They're actually protective.  . .Your body is actually trying to protect itself against the root cause of the problem which is too much insulin, too much glucose." — Jason Fung

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Targeting Glucose Metabolism to Enhance Immunotherapy: Emerging Evidence on Intermittent Fasting and Calorie Restriction Mimetics

One combinatorial approach that has garnered much attention in recent years is the use of glucose-limiting lifestyle changes or anti-diabetic drugs that can be co-administered with immunotherapy.


Insulin - Insulin Resistance, Hyperinsulinemia


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What Is Insulin Resistance And Hyperinsulinemia?

Listen to Libby Jenkinson interview Dr Catherine Crofts to explain these terms and why they are so important to understand to avoid future metabolic diseases.

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What is insulin resistance? What is the perfect diet?

Why are the guidelines still recommending for diabetics to consumes carbohydrates when they are intolerant to them? The message for so long has been “eat whatever you want, then medicate for it”.  


Lipidology


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The simple guide to cholesterol

A very broad overview of LDL particles and their important cargo along with common misconceptions about this subject within a low carb, high fat diet.

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The importance of the fasting TG/HDL ratio

Should testing be done fasted? What is the importance of ratios? TG in the fasted state indicate insulin resistance, which also affects the HDL count. The natural range of TG is context dependent and the value of a single result is disputed..

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IX

What should you eat to have the greatest chance of delaying the arrival of cardiovascular disease?

Previously, across 8 parts of this series we’ve laid the groundwork to ask perhaps the most important question of all.


Metabolic Health


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The Advantages Of A Low-Carbohydrate Diet

For your patients to ditch the carbs for good, they need to understand the advantages of a low-carb diet, how to start, what to eat and how to avoid the common mistakes.


Neurology


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Studies show efficacy of keto for Parkinsons

The drugs currently available to treat Parkinson’s disease lose their effectiveness over time and can cause undesirable side effects. Ketone bodies may bypass the pathway in the brain that is disrupted and support other vital energy pathways.


Nutrition & Weight Loss


What's the food index?

The food insulin index ranges from 0 – 100 representing how much insulin your body releases after 2 hours of having eaten a particular food, obtained against a standard reference ‘food’ (glucose) with a score of 100.

What is a skinny fat person & how to overcome it?

The acronym TOFI is also used, although less commonly, and it stands for Thin-Outside Fat-Inside. Because of their poor body composition they will encounter many of the same health problems as an obese person may.

Is the Ketogenic Diet Safe for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women?

The goal of eating a healthy ketogenic diet during pregnancy is not — and should not be — to lose weight.  So eat a variety of foods to supply adequate nutrients for both you and your child for each trimester during pregnancy.

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Low-Carb Videos

VIDEO Library


Presentations, interviews and news


Recommended Low-Carb Videos

Each video is broadly categorised into the following:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes Management - T1D, T2D
  • Dietary Guidelines, Politics and History
  • Fasting & Time Restricted Feeding
  • Insulin - Insulin resistance, Hyperinsulinemia
  • Lipidology
  • Low-Carb Lessons
  • Metabolic Health
  • Nutrition & Weight loss

Cancer

Consequences of Ketogenic Diets in Cancer

Dr. Eugene Fine

Dietary Recommendations for Cancer/Warburg Metabolism

Dr. Colin Champ

Tumor Metabolism and the Ketogenic Diet

Dr. Adrienne Scheck

Cardiovascular Disease

Coronary Calcification - and Fixing the Root Causes of Heart Disease

Ivor Cummins

Stents & Statins - Do they work? A top cardiologist's view

Dr Aseem Malhotra

An Assessment of Cardiovascular Risks of a Low Carbohydrate, High Fat Diet

Dr. David Diamond

Is a Ketogenic (Low Carb) Diet Heart Healthy?

Dr Bret Scher MD

Primary Causes of Heart Disease - Framingham and the Muddy Waters

Dr. Jeffry Gerber

Why LDL cholesterol goes up with low carb diet and is it bad for health?

Dr. Nadir Ali

Diabetes Management

I Manage My Type 1 Diabetes By Eating LCHF

Troy Stapleton

The perfect treatment for diabetes and weight loss

Dr. Jason Fung

What if we're wrong about diabetes?

Peter Attia

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines

Dr Sarah Hallberg

Low Carb Nutrition for T1DM

Dr. Olivia Rimington

My Healthy Type 1 Son

Lisa Scherger

Dietary Guidelines, Politics & History

Big Fat Nutrition Policies

Nina Teicholz

Statin Wars: Have we been misled by the evidence?

Dr Mayanne Demasi

Ruminant Reality: Diet, Human Health and the Environment

Dr. Peter Ballerstedt

Low Carb and Public Health


Professor Grant Schofield

Marketing food to children

Anna Lappe 

Should dietary fat guidelines have been introduced?

Dr. Zoë Harcombe

What's a Food Industry to Do?

Dr Yoni Freedhoff

Appropriate Dietary Guidelines for Improving Population Health

Panel Discussion

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Robert H. Lustig

Fasting & Time Restricted Feeding

Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique

Cynthia Thurlow

Why When You Eat Matters

Professor Satchin Panda

Fasting Strategies for Metabolic Health

Dr. Jason Fung

Insulin - Insulin Resistance & Hyperinsulinemia

KRAFT - Father of the Insulin Assay

Dr. Joseph R. Kraft


Dr Catherine Crofts

Hyperinsulinemia and Kraft

Dr. Catherine Crofts

Lipidology

Basics of Cholesterol Part I - Standard Test

Dave Feldman

Diet Doctor Podcast #8

Diet Doctor

Diet Doctor Podcast #9

Dr. Ron Krauss

The Dynamic Influence of a High Fat Diet on Cholesterol Variability

Dave Feldman

A Deep Dive into Cholesterol and Risk

Dave Feldman

The Straight Dope on Cholesterol

Dr Peter Attia

The Cholesterol Myth: Heart of the Matter 

The Indegraph Times

True Causes of Heart Disease are Not What You Think!

Dr Malcolm Kendrick

Blood tests on a ketogenic diet - what your cholesterol results mean

Dr. Paul Mason

Low-Carb Lessons

What is Insulin Resistance and Hyperinsulinemia?

Libby Jenkinson & Dr Catherine Crofts

Busting The 5 Top Nutrition Headlines

Libby Jenkinson & Prof Grant Schofield

How to calculate macros - using the insulin index and keto score

Libby Jenkinson & Raphi Sirtoli

The 7 Steps For Behavioural Change

Libby Jenkinson & Dr Louise Schofield

How To Be Fab Fit And Fifty Plus

Libby Jenkinson & Jennifer Gale

What Is Cholesterol? Is it all bad?

Raphi Sirtoli

Metabolic Health

Insulin vs. Ketones - The Battle for Brown Fat

Dr Benjamin Bikman

he Story of Fat: Why we were Wrong about Health

The Charlie Foundation

Insulin vs. Glucagon: The relevance of dietary protein

Dr Benjamin Bikman

Nutrition & Weight Loss

Maintaining weight loss and T2 reversal - How sustainable is it?

Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt

Why We Get Fat: The Diet/Weight Relationship, An Alternative Hypothesis

Gary Taubes

Low Carb Diet: Fat or Fiction? Does it work?


ABC Science

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Low-Carb Journal Club

LOW-CARB JOURNAL CLUB




Recommended Research Papers/Journals

Each resource is broadly categorised into the following:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes Management
  • Dietary Guidelines
  • Fasting
  • Insulin - Insulin resistance, Hyperinsulinemia
  • Lipidology
  • Metabolic Health
  • Neurology
  • Weight loss

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Cancer as a mitochondrial metabolic disease

Cancer is widely considered a genetic disease involving nuclear mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes.

But is it a mitochondrial metabolic disease?

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Ketogenic Diet In Cancer Therapy

KDs target the Warburg effect, a biochemical phenomenon in which cancer cells predominantly utilize glycolysis instead of oxidative phosphorylation to produce ATP.

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Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Associated with Carbohydrate Intake

The insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) receptor is a potential target for breast cancer treatment and may be influenced by dietary intake.


Cardiovascular Disease


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Inflammation, not cholesterol is the REAL cause of chronic disease.

All the relevant data that supports the view that it is inflammation induced by several factors, such as platelet-activating factor (PAF), that leads to the onset of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) rather than serum cholesterol. 

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Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE)

High carbohydrate intake was associated with higher risk of total mortality, whereas total fat and individual types of fat were related to lower total mortality. Total fat and types of fat were not associated with cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, or cardiovascular disease mortality, whereas saturated fat had an inverse association with stroke. Global dietary guidelines should be reconsidered in light of these findings.

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Is the diet heart hypothesis finally dead?

Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health: evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance

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Comparison of low fat and low carbohydrate diets on circulating fatty acid composition and markers of inflammation.

Abnormal distribution of plasma fatty acids and increased inflammation are prominent features of metabolic syndrome. We tested whether these components of metabolic syndrome, like dyslipidemia and glycemia, are responsive to carbohydrate restriction. In summary, a very low carbohydrate diet resulted in profound alterations in fatty acid composition and reduced inflammation compared to a low fat diet.

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Low-carbohydrate diets differing in carbohydrate restriction improve cardiometabolic and anthropometric markers in healthy adults: A randomised clinical trial

Low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets have a positive effect on markers of health. Adherence to the allocation of carbohydrate was more easily achieved in MCD, and LCD groups compared to VLCKD and there were comparable improvements in weight loss and waist circumference and greater improvements in HDL-c and TG with greater carbohydrate restriction.


Diabetes Management


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Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base

Authors present major evidence for low-carbohydrate diets as first approach for diabetes. Benefits do not require weight loss although nothing is better for weight reduction. Carbohydrate-restricted diets reduce or eliminate need for medication. There are no side effects comparable with those seen in intensive pharmacologic treatment.

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Why Low Carb Diets for Type 1 Patients?

Less intake of carbohydrates equals less hypo’s and less glucose variability. These studies have also shown that there is a 20% greater chance of an estimation error in a meal containing a high carbohydrate content versus a low carbohydrate content.


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Effectiveness and Safety of a Novel Care Model for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

These results demonstrate that a novel metabolic and continuous remote care model can support adults with T2D to safely improve HbA1c, weight, and other biomarkers while reducing diabetes medication use.


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Nutrition Therapy for Adults WithDiabetes or Pre-diabetes: A Consensus Report

This Consensus Report is intended to provide clinical professionals with evidence based guidance about individualising nutrition therapy for adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Strong evidence supports the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of nutrition therapy as a component of quality diabetes care, including its integration into the medical management of diabetes.

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Management of Type 1 Diabetes With a Very Low–Carbohydrate Diet

Exceptional glycemic control of T1DM with low rates of adverse events was reported by a community of children and adults who consume a VLCD. 

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The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-glycemic index diet on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus

Dietary modification led to improvements in glycemic control and medication reduction/elimination in motivated volunteers with type 2 diabetes. The diet lower in carbohydrate led to greater improvements in glycemic control, and more frequent medication reduction/elimination than the low glycemic index diet. Lifestyle modification using low carbohydrate interventions is effective for improving and reversing type 2 diabetes.


Dietary Guidelines


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Fat, Sugar, Whole Grains and Heart Disease: 50 Years
of Confusion

Findings that have accumulated since 1990inform us that the role of SFA in the causation of CHD has been much exaggerated

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Assessing the nutrient intake of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet: a hypothetical case study design

Despite macronutrient proportions not aligning with current national dietary guidelines, a well-planned LCHF meal plan can be considered micronutrient replete. This is an important finding for health professionals, consumers and critics of LCHF nutrition, as it dispels the myth that these diets are suboptimal in their micronutrient supply. As with any diet, for optimal nutrient achievement, meals need to be well formulated.

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Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines 

National dietary guidelines were introduced in 1977 and 1983, by the US and UK governments, respectively, with the ambition of reducing coronary heart disease (CHD) by reducing fat intake. To date, no analysis of the evidence base for these recommendations has been undertaken. The present study examines the evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) available to the US and UK regulatory committees at their respective points of implementation.

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Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets

This review revisits the meaning of physiological ketosis in the light of this evidence and considers possible mechanisms for the therapeutic actions of the ketogenic diet on different diseases. The present review also questions whether there are still some preconceived ideas about ketogenic diets, which may be presenting unnecessary barriers to their use as therapeutic tools in the physician's hand.


Fasting


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Early Time‐Restricted Feeding Reduces Appetite and Increases Fat Oxidation But Does Not Affect Energy Expenditure in Humans

Meal‐timing interventions facilitate weight loss primarily by decreasing appetite rather than by increasing energy expenditure. eTRF may also increase fat loss by increasing fat oxidation.

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Diverse metabolic reactions activated during 58-hr fasting are revealed by non-targeted metabolomic analysis of human blood

Summary of changes in the blood metabolome during 58 hr of fasting. Prolonged human fasting causes a much more metabolically active state than previously recognized. 

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Alternate-day fasting in non-obese subjects: effects on body weight, body composition, and energy metabolism

Some evidence suggests that alternate-day fasting may also prolong the life span.

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Impact of intermittent fasting on health and disease processes

The survival and reproductive success of all organisms depends upon their ability to obtain food. Accordingly, animals have evolved behavioural and physiological adaptations that enable them to survive periods of food scarcity or absence.

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Caloric restriction improves memory in elderly humans

The first experimental evidence in humans that caloric restriction improves memory in the elderly. Our findings further point to increased insulin sensitivity and reduced inflammatory activity as mediating mechanisms.

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The roles of macrophage autophagy in atherosclerosis

The roles of macrophages in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis are increasingly investigated. Autophagy is a self-protecting cellular catabolic pathway. 


Insulin - Insulin Resistance, Hyperinsulinemia


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Hyperinsulinemia: A unifying theory of chronic disease?

Hyperinsulinemia directly and indirectly contributes to a vast array of metabolic diseases including all inflammatory conditions, all vascular diseases, GD, T2D, NAFLD, obesity, certain cancers and dementias.


Lipidology


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Low triglycerides-high high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and risk of ischemic heart disease.

Men with conventional risk factors for IHD have a low risk of IHD if they have low TG--high HDL-C levels. 

Based on an estimate of attributable risk, 35% of IHD might have been prevented if all subjects had had low TG--high HDL-C levels.

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Circulating Fatty Acid Composition and Markers of Inflammation

Low fat vs low carb.

Abnormal distribution of plasma fatty acids and increased inflammation are prominent features of metabolic syndrome.


Metabolic Health


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Dietary carbohydrate restriction improves metabolic syndrome independent of weight loss

Consistent with the perspective that MetS is a pathologic state that manifests as dietary carbohydrate intolerance, these results show that compared with eucaloric high-carbohydrate intake, LC/high-fat diets benefit MetS independent of whole-body or fat mass.

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Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets.

The present review also questions whether there are still some preconceived ideas about ketogenic diets, which may be presenting unnecessary barriers to their use as therapeutic tools in the physician's hand.


Neurology


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Ketogenic diets: an update for child neurologists.

Whereas only a decade ago the ketogenic diet was seen as an "alternative'' treatment of last resort, it has become more frequently used throughout the world. 


Weight Loss


Effects of a low carbohydrate diet on energy expenditure during weight loss 

Consistent with the carbohydrate-insulin model, lowering dietary carbohydrate increased energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance. This metabolic effect may improve the success of obesity treatment, especially among those with high insulin secretion.

It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet

The public health messaging around diet and exercise, and their relationship to the epidemics of type 2 diabetes and obesity, has been corrupted by vested interests .Celebrity endorsements of sugary drinks, and the association of junk food and sport, must end. The ‘health halo’ legitimisation of nutritionally deficient products is misleading and unscientific

Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN diets for change in weight and related risk factors among overweight premenopausal women: the A TO Z Weight Loss Study: a randomized trial.

In this study, premenopausal overweight and obese women assigned to follow the Atkins diet, which had the lowest carbohydrate intake, lost more weight at 12 months than women assigned to follow the Zone diet, and had experienced comparable or more favorable metabolic effects than those assigned to the Zone, Ornish, or LEARN diets [corrected] While questions remain about long-term effects and mechanisms, a low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat diet may be considered a feasible alternative recommendation for weight loss.

Weight Loss with a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet

Mediterranean and low-carbohydrate diets may be effective alternatives to low-fat diets. The more favorable effects on lipids (with the low-carbohydrate diet) and on glycemic control (with the Mediterranean diet) suggest that personal preferences and metabolic considerations might inform individualized tailoring of dietary interventions. 

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity: Beyond “Calories In, Calories Out”

Despite intensive research, the causes of the obesity epidemic remain incompletely understood and conventional calorie-restricted diets continue to lack long-term efficacy. According to the carbohydrate-insulin model (CIM) of obesity, recent increases in the consumption of processed, high–glycemic-load carbohydrates produce hormonal changes that promote calorie deposition in adipose tissue, exacerbate hunger, and lower energy expenditure.

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Low-Carb For Diabetes

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Medical Disclaimer -Before embarking on any change in diet or activity, you may require a physical exam and thorough healthcare screening with your primary healthcare provider or low-carb practitioner. Anything read here should not be construed as medical advice, nor should it be substituted for medical advice from your healthcare provider. By continuing to read this article, you accept the disclaimer and terms, and you assume all responsibilities and risks for commencing any lifestyle changes.

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Low-Carb Helping Diabetics

The use of low-carb nutrition for diabetes is changing lives.

Enjoying low-carb meals immediately stabilises blood sugars, reduces complications of chronic high blood sugars, stabilises hunger and produces more immediate and sustained weight loss than any other lifestyle change.

Low-carb for diabetes is rapidly becoming the number one lifestyle change for those with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Begin by learning this - reversing Type 2 diabetes, starts by ignoring the guidelines. 

Low-Carb Nutrition For Diabetes - Recommended Resources

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Low-Carb For Diabetes - what is insulin resistance and the law of small numbers?

For decades, those with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) have been told centre their diet around carbohydrates, many being counselled to consume 250+ grams of carbohydrates per day. They have been told to eat what you like, then medicate for it.


No one needs to consume 250+ grams of carbohydrates per day, let alone those who are intolerant to carbohydrates. 

By eating real food, you become low-carb almost by default.


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Low-Carb For Diabetes - what is insulin resistance?

If you have ever heard the term "insulin resistance" you may be wondering what is it and do you have it?


If you are always hungry, cannot control your appetite, have belly fat, can never lose weight no matter how hard you try, have been diagnosed as a pre-diabetic, then chances are - you have insulin resistance.


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Low-Carb For Diabetes - diary of a diabetic kid

A superb video diary/documentary of a diabetic kid, and interviews with other young T1 diabetics. He talks about how he was diagnosed, what he was told to eat and how he turned his control around by ignoring the guidelines.

Their common question is -  "why are diabetics continued to be told to eat what you like, then medicate for it"?


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Low-Carb Kids

LOW-CARB KIDS



We all want our family to eat healthy right? But how do you get your children off ultra-processed junk food? How do you raise low-carb kids?

I am a mother of 3 young children and we all live low-carb as a family. My kids are low-carb not no carb.

They get their carbs from nutrient dense sources such as vegetables, nuts, seeds, berries, and dairy.

Once you understand all the health benefits of nutrient-dense low-carb meals, you won't want your children to eat the high carb diet that the current food pyramid suggests.

There are many myths out there regarding low-carb kids, and they are generally discussed by those who are not low-carb, have pre-formulated ideas about what we eat, and have never discussed low-carb kids with any low-carb families.


Low-carb kids myths

Low-Carb Kids - the myths

Just like adults, all children will reap the rewards from eating real, unprocessed food and cutting down on sugar, junk food and processed carbs in general.

However, just mentioning low-carb kids can send some people into a panic.

Surely it means they’ll be missing out on something essential? Here, I discuss the top ten myths, and uncover the truth behind low-carb kids.


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Low-Carb Kids - the lunch box debate

The emphasis for my children's lunch boxes is feeding them nutrient dense, lower carb foods.

You can see they do enjoy carbs, but no where near what most people think they should be eating.

There is no high carb bulky fillers such as rice, pasta, bread, or crackers.

They are based on quality protein, non-starchy vegetables, dairy, low-sugar fruit and nuts and seeds.


Low-carb kids top 10 tricks

Low-Carb Kids - how to help the picky eaters

It may feel impossible to get your child off their daily diet of crackers, juice, bread, crisps and fries. But if you follow these top tips to help your child eat real food, it will make the journey a little easier.

And if you think it may be impossible, I challenge you to understand, the worse diet they have, the more imperative it is to do this.

I can help you. I even have a closed group where we discuss lunch box tips and tricks. I even post photos of my own lunch boxes I pack for my children every day. So click here and join me. I'll see you there.


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 Low-Carb Kids - does your house look like this?

Does your house look like this in the morning? Unknowingly, many parents are overdosing their children each morning with sugar.

This is a shocking video that every parent needs to watch.

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Low-Carb Guides

ULTIMATE LOW-CARB GUIDES


A comprehensive list of low-carb guides - which are perfect to help beginners.

When you first begin living low-carb, you need to understand where your carbs are coming from and where you can easily avoid them.

You will learn how to make better food choices to enable stable blood sugars using these family-freindly and budget-friendly low-carb recipes and keto recipes.  

These visual guides will allow you to quickly understand all you need to know to be successful at living your new, fabulous, nutrient dense meals.

My series of Ultimate Low-Carb Guides are easy to understand and visually easy to remember.

Please click on any image below to read the full article.

Ultimate Guide To Carbs In Vegetebles
Ultimate Guide To Carbs In Food
Ultimate Guide To Carbs In Fruit
Ultimate Guide To Carbs In Alcohol
Ultimate Guide To Carbs In Beige Food
Ultimate Guide To Carbs In Sauces
Ultimate Guide To Carbs In Nuts
Ultimate Guide To Low-Carb Sweeteners
Ultimate Guide To Low-Carb Flours
The advantages of a low-carb diet.
Ultimate Guide To Healthy Fats

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Ditch The Carbs

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