The fat storage system

Perhaps not a very sexy name but why name it something else than what it is? After studying the functioning of our lipoproteins for a good 2 years (and still not finished learning!), it has finally become clear what those lipoprotein are meant for. As complex as it may be, the end goal is reallyContinue reading “The fat storage system”

Pathologic LDL cholesterol

Throughout all my investigations on the ins and outs of cholesterol, energy metabolism, diseases such as T2 diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, ageing etc.. I learned a lot about the environment of which the circulating lipids can be seen as a proxy for it. In the low carb community, as people get leaner there is a tendencyContinue reading “Pathologic LDL cholesterol”

Fructose, the really bad guy

I came across a couple of resources and started to appreciate how different fructose is from glucose. In the low carb community, carbohydrates are obviously avoided or at least high amounts of it as they are generally considered bad. I support this approach but when we zoom in on fructose we notice that it isContinue reading “Fructose, the really bad guy”

Linking the hepatic glycogen buffer with protein protection

As a short recap of my article on the liver buffer, insulin causes the build-up of glycogen in the liver. When I looked into protein and fructose, I touched the topic of protein protection for the first time. With this article I wanted to go a bit deeper into this aspect and do this byContinue reading “Linking the hepatic glycogen buffer with protein protection”

Insulin Resistance

Research in the past and present has shown us that fat causes insulin resistance. With ketogenic diets becoming increasingly popular, many people fear for a potential negative effect by inducing this insulin resistance. It is true that insulin resistance does appear on low carb high fat diets such as the ketogenic diet but the contextContinue reading “Insulin Resistance”

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