Search Results for: saturated fat

Saturated fat, cholesterol, and carbohydrates

“You catch more flies with honey…” ^^^good policy in general, but especially for debating in the realm of nutritional sciences.   A short while back, Nina Teicholz discussed low carb ketogenic diets and plant-based diets with John Mackey.  Although I … Continue reading

Taxes, saturated fat, and HDL, Op. 71

Since red meat won’t kill you (it will make you stronger), why is taxing saturated fat still up for discussion?  The Danish proposal will add a $1.32 per pound to foods with >2.3% saturated fat; the cost of butter will … Continue reading

Vegetable oil fatty acids are not essential. 

They are conditionally essential at best, only if docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is lacking.  We can’t synthesize omega 3 fatty acids, and indeed they do prevent/cure certain manifestations of “essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency” (Weise et al., 1958), but DHA can … Continue reading

Are carbs stored as fat?

Hint: “no” DNL proper. Lots of metabolism talk below, but first a brief intro.  My “muse,” if you will. Taubes’ recent article in the BMJ (Taubes, 2013; full text) generated some interesting feedback. In the original article, Taubes basically re-states his … Continue reading

Molested fats, Op. 139

or Trans fats, part IV Proceed with caution, this is an exploratory post.  Replacing CakesCookiesPiesPastriesBreadCerealsBiscuitsPizzaMuffins with [insert any whole food item here] is just a good idea.  And more reasons to eat dark chocolate. In Inflammatory, trans, or linoleate? the idea … Continue reading

Non-sequiter nutrition V. The neglected fats

update: I learned a new trick.  If you haven’t been receiving the regular updates to which you subscribed, it’s probably due to spam filters.  Cure: find the update in your spam folder and reply to it.  You don’t have to … Continue reading

Trans fats, take III

Man vs. ape     Or Postmenopausal women vs. Africa green monkeys   Two good and potentially somewhat contradicting studies on our good old friends, trans fats. Trans fat diet induces abdominal obesity and changes in insulin sensitivity in monkeys. (Kavanagh … Continue reading

Sugar vs. fat

This can be considered as somewhat of a follow-up to the previous post about the deleterious effect of the high fructose high fat diet in rats.  As a brief refresher, rats fed high fat were far healthier than those fed … Continue reading

fat blog, take I

Trans fats are everywhere.  Go to your cupboards, grab any packaged food products like crackers or cereal and you will probably find the words “partially hydrogenated” in the ingredients list.  So, what are trans fats? and how bad are they? … Continue reading

Study: protein & seafood. They work!

I liked this study for a couple reasons: Effect of combined use of a low(ish)-carbohydrate, high-protein diet with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on glycemic control in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: a randomized, double-blind, parallel-controlled trial (Liu et al., … Continue reading