The Roundup - Edition 61
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The Roundup

by Chris Kresser

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 61, bringing you the best health research and paleo recipes from around the web over the past two weeks.

Blast from the Past

A new human trial conducted by the NIH provides very strong evidence that the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis of obesity is incorrect. My friend Dr. Stephan Guyenet of Whole Health Source has written a great overview of the study itself, as well as the results, which found that weight loss was greater on a low-carbohydrate diet, yet body fat loss was greater on a low-fat diet.

While the study does not suggest that low-carb diets are not effective for weight loss, it does poke a pretty large hole in the ‘insulin causes obesity” theory. Ultimately, it seems that either a low-carb or low-fat diet can be effective for weight loss, depending on the individual’s needs and circumstances.

If you’d like to learn more about how a low-carb diet might affect your health, and whether it would be beneficial or detrimental, check out my free eBook The Low Down on Low Carb.

My hope is that after reading the eBook, you’ll be able to understand the many factors that play into how a person handles a low carbohydrate diet, and whether or not their health will improve on such a plan. Everyone is different in their ability to thrive on a low carbohydrate diet.

Research Report

  • A new study is recruiting participants for a trial of fecal microbiota transplant for IBD.
  • Not getting enough sleep can be deadly.
  • A review of 52 human studies suggests that dairy products are likely to be anti-inflammatory rather than pro-inflammatory.
  • Kids, not just adults, are becoming more sedentary and need more breaks for physical activity.
  • Many people get too little sleep, but too much sleep can also be an issue for some.
  • A new study shows Americans are drinking less ‘full calorie’ soda. Great – but what about fake sweeteners?
  • Researchers have created an all natural, herbally-enhanced cooking oil that can be safely used up to 80 times.

Worth a Look

For the Foodies

  1. The study has been picked apart quite a few times. So I find it curious that you link to it again. Especially with such a non-critical comment.

    As far as I remember the difference in weight between the groups was about 50 gram, which is neglible. The duration was too short. For women there was no difference at all. The number of people was too low. The “low-carb” diet was a rather high-carb version.

    And so on.

    • This has nothing to do with this but my son has CVS some kind of vomiting syndrome he has had it for about 4 years he ends up in the hospital about every 4 to 5 weeks throwing up constantly is there any food or whatever can slow this down cause the Dr has no clue thanktou

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