Just Read: Hypercholesterolemia and low carbohydrate diets – study of highly trained keto-adapted athletes

Just Read: Hypercholesterolemia and low carbohydrate diets - study of highly trained keto-adapted athletes

This is a very helpful study which establishes via a good protocol that people on low-carbohydrate diets can experience a significant rise in their cholesterol levels. Across a population, there may not be a significant rise of LDL cholesterol on average. However, at the individual level, there may be changes that significantly concern patients and …

Just Read: Estimating Insulin Sensitivity using common lab values (HDL, TG, BMI) – The Single Point Insulin Sensitivity Estimator (SPISE)

Just Read: Estimating Insulin Sensitivity using common lab values (HDL, TG, BMI) - The Single Point Insulin Sensitivity Estimator (SPISE)

This paper, written by european researchers, describes a newer way to estimate insulin sensitivity (or it’s unhealthy opposite, insulin resistance) using commonly obtained lab values. Here’s the equation they came up with: The novel formula for SPISE was computed as follows: SPISE = 600 X HDL-0.185/(TG0.2 x BMI1.338, with fasting HDL-C (mg/dL), fasting TG concentrations …

Just Read: Type 2 Diabetes: When Does It Start? (Estimate: 20 years prior to diagnosis)

Just Read: Type 2 Diabetes: When Does It Start? (Estimate: 20 years prior to diagnosis)

This is a retrospective look back at the health of 27,392 people in Japan to see when the earliest signs of diabetes of pre-diabetes were present among those who became diabetic or pre-diabetic. And, it turns out the signs were present more than 10 years before they were diagnosed, with a better estimate being 20 …

Just Read: US dietary guidelines: is saturated fat a nutrient of concern?

Just Read: US dietary guidelines: is saturated fat a nutrient of concern?

Answer: No. This is true across multiple venues and pieces of scholarship. See this video clip from June, 2018’s #Food4Thought18 in this blog post: Photo Friday: Narrative Art and Exploding Myths in the era of Diabetes Reversal Zoe Harcombe, PhD (@ZoeHarcombe) is an international expert on the data and science and scientific techniques connected to …

Just Read: Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Hypertriglyceridemic Patients With Statin-Controlled LDL Cholesterol – Impact of Nutrition? (not discussed)

Just Read: Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Hypertriglyceridemic Patients With Statin-Controlled LDL Cholesterol - Impact of Nutrition? (not discussed)

This is a study done using data from Kaiser Permanente, performed by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (@KPCHR), looking at the relationship between triglyceride levels and cardiovascular disease in a group of patients who had their LDL’s controlled (values of 40 to 100 mg/dl). H/T @MacroFour for the link. I believe the paper …

Just Read: Federal Commission for Nutrition. Vegan diets: review of nutritional benefits and risks. Expert report of the FCN

Just Read: Federal Commission for Nutrition. Vegan diets: review of nutritional benefits and risks. Expert report of the FCN

Federal Commission for Nutrition. Vegan diets: review of nutritional benefits and risks. Expert report of the FCN [Internet]. Bern: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office 2018. Available from: https://www.eek.admin.ch/eek/de/home/pub/ernaehrungsbezogene-und-gesundheitliche-vor–und-nachteile-einer.html (scroll down for English version) In the #FMRevolution, there’s no limit to ideas of interest when it comes to health… First (#Food4Thought18), now this. The Swiss …

Just Read: New Insights into Glucose Dysregulation from Continuous Glucose Monitoring & Foods Most Recommended for Reversing Prediabetes Seem to Have Greatest Potential to Cause Prediabetes

Just Read: New Insights into Glucose Dysregulation from Continuous Glucose Monitoring & Foods Most Recommended for Reversing Prediabetes Seem to Have Greatest Potential to Cause Prediabetes

This was bound to happen, and h/t Zoe Harcombe (@ZoeHarcombe) to alerting us to this new study looking at the measurements coming from continuous glucose monitors in a 30-57 subjects all various states of metabolic health. New technology shows early signs of metabolic unhealth In the slide above, the challenges to glucose regulation can be …

In the era of the social scientist, the finding that in usual/current care more people with diabetes die in a year than go into remission is a cause for hope, not grief

In the era of the social scientist, the finding that in usual/current care more people with diabetes die in a year than go into remission is a cause for hope, not grief

This post is a visual representation of the story I posted previously (see: A Different Take- My Conversation With the Author: Diabetes Remission Data from Kaiser Permanente Shows that Patients are Right to Have Hope. I needed to create a visual version for a set of slides I’m producing. Even then, it’s a little difficult …

Just Read: Orbiting the Giant Hairball, A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace, by Gordon MacKenzie

Just Read: Orbiting the Giant Hairball, A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace, by Gordon MacKenzie

Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace I don’t consider myself a corporate fool and this post is not about corporate foolery (hint, read the book…), it’s really the opposite. This work is a find recommendation the most recent Innovation Learning Network (@ILNmuse) in person meeting, which for me continues …