Well, other than T. Colin Campbell’s response to my post of yesterday, recommending a vegan diet to…"prevent erectile dysfunction," that is. I’m working up something kinda unique and creative in response to that and if it works out, should be amusing. Oh, wow, just in. Even more material.
Two readers sent me links to this bit of stupid nonsense apparently from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and some dingy Dr. Teri L. Hernandez of the University of Colorado at Denver. Now, beyond the opening where you’ll see that the whole piece rests on a faulty premise — that cholesterol should be lowered — I’ll just quote this one bit of astounding lunacy.
The low-carb group also showed greater increases in their levels of free fatty acids, which are released into the blood when the body breaks down stored fat. High levels of free fatty acids make it more difficult for the liver to store glucose, which in turn ups sugar levels in the blood. Consistently high sugar levels define diabetes.
Mind numbing. Of course, the reason the FFA in the high-fat, low-carb group is higher than the sugar-gobbler — and I presume calorie restricted — group in spite of both groups losing 13 pounds is of course because they are both high-fat diets as are all weight loss diets. It’s just that the low-carbers were higher in fat.
I wonder if they questioned the subjects on which group enjoyed those six weeks of losing 13 pounds the most.