A Fake Nutrition Controversy in Four Bullet Points
TL;DR No there haven’t been a series of recent studies that disagree about butter, only headlines. NOTE: Keep in mind that often the press releases fuel the headlines as much as news articles, so news outlets and bloggers aren't the only ones complicit in creating confusion! This article isn't intended to single out a single publication as the cause of the issue. EurekaAlert posted a press release titled “Saturated fat could be good for you” this week that made waves and eve
Is the Insulin Theory of Obesity Over?
Kevin Hall, PhD, says his most recent metabolic ward study combined with the paper his team released over the summer falsifies the insulin-carbohydrate theory of obesity. The insulin theory of obesity, in short, posits that higher carbohydrate diets increase insulin secretion, which then drives fat storage and essentially “starves” muscles and organs of energy. This causes increased hunger and overeating. The reason a low-carb diet works, according to the theory, is that th
Is the Paleo Diet Really Killing You? An Investigation into a Mouse Model
The press release for a recent study out of the University of Melbourne is titled, “Diabetes expert warns paleo diet is dangerous and increases weight gain.” These findings are reiterated by the lead author, Associate Professor Sof Andrikopoulos, in a YouTube video describing the experiment, which was done in New Zealand Obese (NZO) mice. Much of the nutrition internet reacted in the expected way – people who are generally supporters of lower-fat diets liked it and people wh