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@ahhite 1/ Great analysis Adele, However I think it remains an interventionist, paternalistic message that assumes the individual is a pawn in the advice/ services provided by their more knowledgeable/ wealthy/ superior/ brethren.
@ahhite 2/ Currently we have guidelines specifically advising AGAINST things that make us healthy . The chances that governments worldwide will say "mea culpa" and stop telling people is worse than zero. Too many careers/ reputations etc. already depend on it
@ahhite 2/ We have a large cohort of individuals proving daily that #lchf works to improve the consequences of serious chronic conditions . Meanwhile we have all of our biggest charities only reluctantly embracing that news simply because to do so also involves that same "mea culpa"
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I’ve been “lent” a #cgm (continuous glucose monitor) so I’m fascinated to see what I can learn over the next 2 wks about how my life affects my sugar
I’m NOT diabetic or pre-diabetic and plan to monitor the impact of different foods and activities
@grahamsphillips @Diabetescouk
1st observation is that application of #cgm is painless and adherence to skin is secure
Surprised my ave glucose is 6.3mmol/l
3 x glucose by finger prick finds #cgm over-reads by 0.9-1.5mmol/l (have allowed for 10min delay in #cgm but assumes sticks accurate) 🤔
Effect of exercise: 50min hard interval session running in the pinewoods shoots my glucose up to 9.8 from 5.9 just before I set off. In <1 hour it’s back to 5.9
Conclusion: Exercise puts my sugar up. Surprised at this but @lowcarbGP noticed the same
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1/ (Thread) Some people have asked me to share more about my weight loss and fitness journey. I don’t talk a lot about it, mostly because I’m super embarrassed by the photo on the left. I know 267 was my highest weight- but I’m not sure I was actually 267 in that particular photo
2/ But I didn’t like having my photo taken at that weight (odd for a professional performer, right?) Anyway, I was suffering from Hashimoto’s with not a lot of help from an Endocrinologist, beyond the advice of “lose weight.” Obvi. I was trying.
3/ I was also in a very stressful/negative work environment. I was eating a whole foods diet, and hardly ever ate processed foods or dined out, and was doing cardio 3 times a week. No weight loss. I felt terrible. So I started tracking everything I ate through MyFitnessPal.
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1/ The anniversary of the #LDLBounty will be in a couple weeks. I'm still seeking to gather non-drug/non-gene studies showing a triad of high LDL+high HDL+low triglycerides=high cardiovascular disease. Thus far, I've only seen studies showing the opposite.
2/ This is extremely relevant to #keto/#lchf given this triad of rising LDL, rising HDL, and dropping triglycerides is a very common outcome. Of course, if you follow my work, you know I consider this more likely due to being powered by fat (metabolic) than disease (pathologic)
3/ After six months with no submissions, and on the anniversary of the original #LCCholesterolChallenge, I brought the finder's fee up higher to $1,000 with a $3,000 budget.
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Brian, Marion - IMO, you 2 are at extremes and I think of myself somewhere in between.
To Marion - Yes, there are reported harms of statins, no doubt, but if statins were a poison, as you consider it, the adverse effects would be more debilitating and more common.
To Marion, as well, it appears to me that the majority of people have neither benefit nor adverse effects of statins. IMO, the physiology adapts to the statin-induced metabolic intrusion. and functions at a reasonable level.
This of course does not mean I favor statin usage, it means a rigorous assessment of statin adverse effects does not result in massive evidence of harm. The evidence of⬆️T2D is incontrovertible, but may affect only 5% of users, but long-term T2D w/ statins is inknown
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1/12 I’ve been tweeting about #T2DM and my #LCHF diet for about a year. Here are some of my observations. I DO observe that a LCHF way of eating has helped me lose weight, sustain that weight loss and get my Type2 into remission. So I advocate it as a method for others try
2/12 – I DO observe a large cohort of other people achieving similar success in removing obesity or reversing #T2DM via #LCHF or their variants, #Keto , #paleo , #carnivore , #banting or #atkins
3/12 – I DO NOT observe large cohorts of people achieving and advocating success in reversing #T2DM through other methods. I would like to; we would all like to; more sustainable options means more patients with better outcomes
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1) I admire MDs listed here because they recognize benefits of #LCHF diet. They question statin use for primary prevention, but each sees value of statins for 2nd CVD prev. My friendly challenge to them is in this tweet series.
@DrAseemMalhotra @bschermd @DoctorTro @FatEmperor
2) Let's start with the claim that 2nd prev benefits are substantial. The 4S study is often cited, but a 25 year old study with data analyzed by a "Merck employee" has little credibility. There's little after 2004 when standards go tougher; so lets go with the Brit HPS, from 2002
3) The so-called substantial 2nd prev benefits, when one looks at % of ppl w/o an adverse effect in my graph, is small - around 1-3%. The largest effect is the composite of all coronary events, at ~3% better than placebo. Notice that the relative risk is inflated to a 27% ⬇️
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1/ Finally getting around to watching the @joerogan podcast with @drjkahn and @chriskresser. I’ll be tweeting occasionally responses into this thread....
2/ at around 13:30: @chriskresser “Back in the 13th century you had Frances Bacon who said for something to be scientific it has to be independently measurable, and falsifiable, and then accurate and valid.”...
3/ “... If you’re sitting there eating an apple. And I’m watching you do that. I can observe you’re eating the apple, I can measure how much is the apple you eat, and I can confirm or refute that you were eating the apple...”
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2 yrs ago I suggested to @bigfatsurprise for an overview of systematic reviews on #LCHF @bigfatsurprise said "I will go wherever the science leads"

@MEJLean & his colleagues have done it.…

The methodology is sound - meaning the conclusions are robust /1
TL;DR: high quality meta-analyses reported little or no difference between diets.

"Publication acceptance & citations appear to favour apparently larger effect sizes above methodological quality.”

Mirrors our recent experience in this area:
Well done @MEJLean and co. Great use of appropriate & robust methodology to answer a question, that is currently generating a lot of noise.

Showing us noise is outweighing the signal and no diet more superior than another.

Here’s one example where ‘evidence-based’ applies.
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Besides being a 'pharmakon', meat is also a 'pharmakos' (scapegoat). As the most symbolic of all foods & as a predilected carrier of meaning, it acts as an adsorbent of societal anxieties. Often presented as scientific 'truth'.


There is something seriously rotten in contemporary nutrition. The entire chain-of-proof is no longer based on the scientific method but is profoundly corrupted by vested interests and ideological dogma.

Cf. my paper on meat in the post-truth era:…

Except for the Daily Mail-like headlines, it all looks pretty convincing. The meat-is-bad narrative is now supported by official institutions such as the WHO and the AICR. Which seems to end all debate.

But wait a minute...

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Food used to be my crutch. I can be quoted saying, "I'll never be skinny again cause I like food too much"....

The truth is my body was addicted to the constant exogenous supply of glucose.

I used to have arthritis in my knee, and if I didn't eat, I got severe....
Hunger pangs and hypoglycemia.

A doctor when I was young told me I had insulin resistance and told me the solution was to keep candy in my pocket.... worsening this condition

I counted calories
I ate sugar laden protein bars
I got energy drinks (cause at least they have ...
Metabolism boosters.... or so I thought)
I took diet pills
I ate sugars and treats in moderation
I went to the gym and did copious amounts of cardio (and one time I did get skinny and keep it off for a few years in the military)
But after I regained, I could not get it back off..
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NEW THREAD on #LCHF-raud & #KetoDiet.
The following article I wrote has references to over 1200 studies on nutrition, including Randomized Control Trials. 👉…
5 Reasons I Don't Recommend a Keto Diet by Dr. Michelle McMacken @Veg_MD 👉…
Gary Taubes, author of several books and articles on low carb high fat #LCHF-raud diet (fad), FINALLY concedes that saturated fats are the enemy in this BMJ article: 👉…
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trying again threaded!
1/ Thoughts on the Swiss Re #Food4Thought18 conference led by BMJ it appears the epidemiologists, traditional guidelines supporters and LCHF community all appear to agree that there is no longer any justification to single out Saturated Fat as a bad fat
2/ With new pressure to begin reducing sugar from processed foods Food &Beverage industry needs to be very careful in product reformulation .
3/ There are no RCT's to support wholesale replacement of sugar with artificial sugars or Omega 6 seed oils in the human diet. ( as there were not to support the original switch from traditional animal fats in the first place)
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Stay tuned. Later today, Sunday, I’ll be live tweeting the prep, cook, and consumption of the ultimate steak... a 3 pound wagyu rib-eye. Lots of tips you can try at home. Here’s a sneak peek. RT to your friends at #worldcarnivoretribe #zerocarb #MeatHeals #ketodiet #steak #LCHF
Good morning everybody! Let’s get started on the perfect steak. #BEEF It’s what for dinner... and breakfast too!
Step 1: Buy quality fatty meat. Today, we’re cooking up a wagyu rib-eye from Austin’s own @RangerCattle. Whatever you buy, your best bet is almost always the rib eye. That’s the tastiest cut.…
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Chanced upon an interesting study from Sweden today. Sweden had some of the highest CVD mortality in the 1970s, so programs were put in place to decrease cholesterol. They were successful at getting reductions in serum cholesterol by decreasing SFA primarily in the 80s and 90s.
In 2004, the #LCHF movement got a lot of press and Swedes seemed to be convinced by social media campaigns to abandon their dietary guidelines and decrease carbohydrates and increase fats. You can see that they did exactly that from the graphs. What happened?
Cholesterol levels went up, in spite of a near doubling of the use of statin drugs. In addition, BMI continued an inexorable rise, no changes were seen in the trends for obesity and no reduction in cancer rates was seen. In fact, cancer continued a steady rise.
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Today we take a look at the Malmo Diet and Cancer Study published in 2007. This study was primarily to study cancer risk factors and looked at 28k people in Malmo, Sweden. They were followed for 5 years and food info was from 7 day diet entries.
The study did not record trans fat as a separate category, so most of the trans fats were counted as MUFA or PUFA. This is a pretty profound confounder and makes the study almost uninterpretable.…
Another arm of the study actually looked at cancer death. 5-7 years is not a long study to examine cancer, but there was a statistically positive relationship between total dietary fat and cancer mortality in women.

Hardly good news for #LCHF promoters.…
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