Reference this comment from Dr. Stephen Benoit on FreeTheAnimal.com regarding his research on saturated-fat and insulin sensitivity:
I will also point out that Dr. Clegg has co-authored papers on the benefits of a keto-genic (low carb) diet… What the MEDIA failed to point out from our study was that saturated fats are bad in the presence of carbohydrates. In the absence of carbohydrates, it’s not a bad thing at all. That was not US talking. That was the MEDIA…. [stephen c benoit]
Here is a link to the study being discussed: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/36714
Stephen at WholeHealthSource blog talked about the study: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/09/palmitic-acid-and-insulin-resistance.html
Also, Petro at Hyperlipid: http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2009/09/physiological-insulin-resistance-and.html
And finally, Dr. Benoit replies back after everybody gets on the same page: http://freetheanimal.com/2010/05/is-eating-crow-paleo.html#comment-19780
My question basically is: what are the ramifications of this study, and what should we take away from it?
I don't think there are many ramifications for people who are already on Paleo, whose carb intake will range from extremely low to relatively low (depending on starchy tuber intake).
I get this question occasionally from lipophobes who don't eat Paleo -- "what if it's the combination of fat and carbs that is harmful?" That may be the case, but the solution is not to reduce fat intake, but rather to eliminate carb intake from grains, legumes, sugars, and processed foods.
i've been asking a lot about high sat fat like cococut milk or cream with berries, but i haven't gotten answers from prof de vany yet or hyperlipid man. so i'm just eating them separately for now. actually, i'm not consuming any coconut milk because i am going can-free.
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