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?