The history of low fat diets is riddled with crappy low fat food-like products.
Food quality matters.
Free full article on Patreon! <- link
Take a group of obese people and assess insulin sensitivity however you like: some researchers demand nothing less than a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp (Gold Standard), others are OK with insulin levels during an oral glucose tolerance test.
Next, divide the people up based on this — there are a few ways you can do it. You can: take the top half vs. the bottom half (a method which includes everyone); take the top third vs. bottom third (excluding the middle third); take the top quarter vs. bottom quarter (excluding the middle 50%), etc.
THIS MATTERS because in referencing this topic, many people claim most obese are insulin resistant. They may be more insulin resistant than lean people, but even within obese people, there’s a spectrum, and the spectrum matters in this #context.
In Gardner’s recent study, he chose the first path, ie, included all patients, and divided them in half based on insulin levels during an OGTT.
For more, head over to Patreon!
For full access to all articles and much more (or if you just like what I do and want to support it), become a Patron! Five bucks a month and there are many other options. It’s ad-free and you can cancel if it sucks 🙂
Also, I’m open to suggestions, so please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact me directly at email@example.com.
Affiliate discounts: if you’re still looking for a pair of hot blue blockers, Carbonshade is offering 15% off with the coupon code LAGAKOS and Spectra479 is offering 15% off HERE. TrueDark is running a pretty big sale HERE. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read this then this.
If you want the benefits of ‘shrooms but don’t like eating them, Real Mushrooms makes great extracts. 10% off with coupon code LAGAKOS. I recommend Lion’s Mane for the brain and Reishi for everything else.