Last week, we covered the headlines. This week, we'll take a look at emerging science and real food success stories.

Emerging Science

  1. A new, Czech epi study (a large-scale ecological analysis) of cardiovascular disease risk across 158 countries points the finger at dietary carbs, not fat. "Results... identify high carbohydrate consumption (mainly in the form of cereals & wheat) as the dietary factor most consistently associated with the risk of CVDs." For a thoughtful analysis of this study, see The Nutrition Coalition's post.
  2. The CDC releases a new report on diabetes prevalence in US adults. The National Health Interview Survey was expanded to include questions about type 1 (0.55% of adults) vs. type 2 (8.6% or adults) and insulin status, so this report includes more robust information. Non-hispanic black adults have highest diabetes prevalence: 11.52%.
  3. The "obesity paradox" is debunked once again. A large cohort study (of white Europeans) shows lowest risk of CVD events/death at BMI of 22-23. "Any public misconception of a potential ‘protective’ effect of fat on CVD risk should be challenged."
  4. Ketone supplements... are they useful? A deep dive from Virta Health's Dr. Phinney. Although clearly NOT a substitute for keto diet, these supplements may have some uses... The science  is ongoing, so stay tuned.
  5. The Atlantic reports on a rare breed of fish with wildly fluctuating blood glucose levels and a mutated insulin receptor that doesn't work.... Yet these blind fish are healthy and long-lived. Hmmm...

Real Food Success Stories

Success isn't just about weight loss:

But carbohydrate restriction works for weight loss, too:

  • Alberta man, Tony Bussey, loses 326 pounds with a low-carb, high-protein, real food diet plus walking. Whoa... talk about a transformation!
  • Young mom, Kim, who doesn't have much time for the gym, loses 100 pounds with keto (and very little exercise).
  • Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino gets a six-pack ... <sigh>

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Plate of the Week

Click through for a basic recipe:

This plate is liberal low carb and takes about 25 minutes to prepare. To keep it keto, sub in roasted kohlrabi for the corn.

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Want More?

Tune in next week for longer reads and interesting articles about food. Plus, everyone's fave, the wall of shame...

Until then,

The Moms @ Eat the Butter

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