Fat in the news – LCHF

Posted: May 26, 2011 in In the news, LCHF/Paleo

So I thought I’d look up to see if I could find any good news articles on the debate on Low Carb High Fat, here is what I found. Most are fairly recent..

A reversal on carbs – By Marni Jameso. Here is a small quote from the 4 page article.

 In a 12-week study published in 2008, Phinney and his colleagues put 40 overweight or obese men and women with metabolic syndrome on a 1,500-calorie diet. Half went on a low-fat, high-carb diet. The others went on a low-carb, high-fat diet. The low-fat group consumed 12 grams of saturated fat a day out of a total of 40 grams of fat, while the low-carb group ate 36 grams of saturated fat a day — three times more — out of a total of 100 grams of fat.

Despite all the extra saturated fat the low-carb group was getting, at the end of the 12 weeks, levels of triglycerides (which are risk factors for heart disease) had dropped by 50% in this group. Levels of good HDL cholesterol increased by 15%.

In the low-fat, high-carb group, triglycerides dropped only 20% and there was no change in HDL.

Heart Health improved by high fat diet (is this for real?) – By Sara Novak at planetgreen.discovery.com

PBS Interview with Walter Willett, M.D – Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Department of Nutrition and Epidemiology

A big Fat Debate – By Kristin Wartman – Food Writer for Huffington Post

Say goodbye to low fat – A low fat diet doesn’t make you healthy – By: Martha Rose Shulman – Award-winning cookbook author, celebrity chef co-author, educator and Food Consultant

Eat more, lose weight? – By Leo Galland, M.D. – Practicing physician, author and leader in integrated medicine. A reminder to eat your salads!

What if it’s all been a big fat lie? – By Gary Taubes – Science writer

Low Carb Challenge – By: Thana Dharmarajah – Hamilton Spec

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