Just Read: High red and processed meat consumption is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance (except that maybe it’s not)

Just Read: High red and processed meat consumption is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance (except that maybe it's not)

This paper is just now starting to receive some discussion online, however, it came to be via the alerts service of my medical specialty society, the American Academy of Family Physicians (@AAFP). This is a link to the actual brief, which caught my eye because of three things: Insulin Resistance NAFLD Red Meat Israeli researchers …

Just Read: The State of US Health, 1990-2016 – Noticing: Significant Fasting Plasma Glucose Increase, Impact of Current Dietary Recommendations, Non-mention of (non-acoholic) Liver Disease + (Mis)Understanding Washington, DC

Just Read: The State of US Health, 1990-2016 - Noticing: Significant Fasting Plasma Glucose Increase, Impact of Current Dietary Recommendations, Non-mention of (non-acoholic) Liver Disease + (Mis)Understanding Washington, DC

This paper is lengthy and well covered throughout the social media sphere, so I won’t repeat what’s already been said.

A few things haven’t been said that I’m commenting on:

1. Significant Increases in Fasting Blood Glucose and Current Dietary Recommendations
2. Diabetes is increased, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is unaccounted for
3. Continued misconceptions about Washington DC as a high sociodemographic index (SDI) future-State

In the body of the paper, phenomena of increases in fasting blood glucose is not connected to current dietary recommendations, which promote carbohydrate intake and may be partially responsible for this increase. See this paper for more (More from my trip to the Library of Congress and incredible US News and World Report photo collection: 1968’s Harried Housewife Preparing Convenience Foods (and how her diet was re-engineered to be carbohydrate-rich))

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Just Read: Where and when did non-alcoholic fatty liver come from and connection to carbohydrates – Common Causes of Chronic Liver Diseases in the United States

Just Read: Where and when did non-alcoholic fatty liver come from and connection to carbohydrates -  Common Causes of Chronic Liver Diseases in the United States

As I’ve written here previously, the condition of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has seemed to come out of nowhere, is still creating confusion within the medical profession, and is continuing to grow in prevalence. It’s a follow-up to a previous post here, see: Just Read: Global epidemiology of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease-Meta-analytic assessment of …

Now Reading: Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars

Now Reading: Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars I normally post about things I’m reading after I’ve read them. However this one is going to take a bit longer to get through, and I’m getting ready for my Now update, and want to include this in there. As with many things …

Just Read: Assessing the nutrient intake of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet

Just Read: Assessing the nutrient intake of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet

This paper asks an interesting question that feels like a subtext of so many other papers – Why do people express fear of an LCHF (low carbohydrate, healthy fat) diet? Which, according to Google trends, is winning in mindshare. It’s written by Caryn Zinn (@CarynZinn), Amy Rush, and Rebecca Johnson (@type_oneder), the CEO of Telethon …

Just Read: Real Visibility Is Transgender People Living Openly And Authentically and, I am a person who talks about transgender people who would be much happier if there were more transgender people to talk about

Just Read: Real Visibility Is Transgender People Living Openly And Authentically and, I am a person who talks about transgender people who would be much happier if there were more transgender people to talk about

Real Visibility Is Transgender People Living Openly And Authentically | HuffPost, @BrynnTannehill Today is Transgender Day of Visibility (#TDOV2018): The International TDoV is an annual holiday celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender & gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is still …

Just Read: Confronting unprofessional behaviour in medicine; thoughts on being bullied in health care

Just Read: Confronting unprofessional behaviour in medicine; thoughts on being bullied in health care

I’m putting this piece and related podcast, featuring Jo Shapiro, MD from @BWHSurgery here as a reference. This issue has existed as long as the practice of medicine and it always will, somewhere, as long as humans are involved. What will change is who the actors are and the venues. I wrote about an internationally …

Just Read: Prevalence trends tell us what did not precipitate the US obesity epidemic

Just Read: Prevalence trends tell us what did not precipitate the US obesity epidemic

but for all subgroups most people became heavier at about the same time. This simple observation indicates something important about factors that did not precipitate the US obesity epidemic. We believe it is implausible that each age, sex and ethnic group, with massive differences in life experience and attitudes, had a simultaneous decline in willpower …

Just Read: Stable Coronary Artery Disease: Treatment (American Family Physician) – Role of diet?

Just Read: Stable Coronary Artery Disease: Treatment (American Family Physician) - Role of diet?

There is one mention of diet in the treatment of coronary artery disease and it’s here:

“Management of Risk Factors and Comorbidities
Risk reduction to prevent cardiovascular events includes blood pressure (BP) control and management of cholesterol and glucose levels. Lifestyle modifications (e.g., smoking cessation, increased physical activity, weight control, healthy diet) and management of comorbid conditions such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus can reduce overall and CVD-related mortality.”

…it’s just the words “healthy diet.”

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Just Read: Global epidemiology of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease-Meta-analytic assessment of prevalence, incidence, and outcomes

Just Read: Global epidemiology of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease-Meta-analytic assessment of prevalence, incidence, and outcomes

Still catching up on the threads of not this recent #LCB18 but the more distant #LowCarbSanDiego, and this paper on the prevalence of the disease the medical profession is just starting to understand, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD.

NAFLD is important in the context of diabetes reversal and nutrition.

There is no currently known drug treatment for NAFLD. Its causes are related to nutrition, and specifically high-carbohydrate/low-fat nutrition, and recent studies are showing it abates with nutrition approaches:

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