Research roundup June 2

June 2nd, 2011  |  Published in Stumpblog  |  1 Comment

Some highlights from the latest issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition:

Eggs don’t give you heart disease

Meat doesn’t give you colon cancer (But really, isn’t it just plain wrong to char the bejeezus out of your grass-fed steaks anyway?)

Insulin plays a major role in phospholipid membrane quality — in other words, walking around with messed-up blood sugar and chronically high insulin levels (aka insulin resistance) will significantly affect how the fatty components of your cells function and communicate. Remember people — despite the apparent deliciousness of their conjunction, sugar and fat do not truly play well together!

Speaking of blood sugar issues, score one for the intermittent fasting camp: People with type 2 diabetes can skip breakfast… and it might even help them.

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  1. Peter says:

    June 6th, 2011at 3:15 am(#)

    From the first research report: “Baseline consumption was categorized into no consumption or less than 1 egg/week, 1 egg/week, 2–4 eggs/week and more than 4 eggs/week.”

    Strange study… 4 eggs/week seems pretty commonplace, I don’t see how they would have found a significant impact on CVD with that “many” eggs/week being the threshold for the highest category. What about people eating 10-12 eggs/week? Or more? With this study they are simply diluated in the bulk of the population.


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