Metabolism on a ketogenic diet

Let me first clarify that this article is about a true ketogenic diet, meaning you actually produce higher levels of BHB. Why am I saying this? Because I notice quite a number of people who leave out most carbs but they don’t necessarily reach the ketogenic state due to various reasons. I’ve always said andContinue reading “Metabolism on a ketogenic diet”

A ketogenic diet increases the brain glucose uptake mechanism

When looking into acetoacetone uptake by the brain, I bumped against the following article. I don’t have full access but the abstract showed me the following: Similar trends were observed for (18)FDG uptake with a 1.9-2.6 times increase on the KD and F(asting), respectively (P < 0.05). FDG -> radiolabeled glucose such as used to traceContinue reading “A ketogenic diet increases the brain glucose uptake mechanism”

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”

The key to enhance performance on a high-fat diet

There is a professor (Louise Burke) who looked at athlete performance extensively in elite race-walkers. Shamefully the high-fat community has criticized her and attacked her because the results that she came up with showed that when it comes to world class athletes, there is no performance benefit and more likely there is a slight decrease.Continue reading “The key to enhance performance on a high-fat diet”

The case for fat adaptation in endurance

– Pointing out the obvious – It is pretty obvious by now in sports is that if the body requires something then you need to give that in order to enhance performance. Be it vitamines, minerals, energy… whatever it needs to produce that wattage, make sure it doesn’t fall short to sustain the performance. ExceptContinue reading “The case for fat adaptation in endurance”

LMHR and the elevated LDL cholesterol

For those who don’t know, LMHR stands for Lean Mass Hyper Responder and refers to the lipid profile of people who achieve high LDL cholesterol, high HDL cholesterol and low triglycerides. Hyper responder refers to the high LDL that is achieved and lean mass because most of these people appear to have low body fat.Continue reading “LMHR and the elevated LDL cholesterol”

Immune cell modulation by the ketogenic diet

What follows is a list of research that shows how a ketogenic diet can have effect on the immune system. A lot of this research is done in non-human bodies or circumstances so none of it has been proven to be similar in humans. This is very important to know because mice and rats haveContinue reading “Immune cell modulation by the ketogenic diet”

Berberine on low carb

I’ve recently came across 2 cases of people who reported elevated glucose and insulin on a low carb diet. Naturally that is alarming because if there is one thing that low carb does well for you, it is to keep glucose and insulin low. It started with a person who recently came to the r/ketoscienceContinue reading “Berberine on low carb”

Oxidized LDL

When looking at the risk calculators for cardiovascular disease, your risk of coronary atherosclerosis is calculated based on several factors. Today we already see that LDL alone doesn’t create much of a risk when using the industry top ranked tools. It looks like science has moved on while medical care and general public is stillContinue reading “Oxidized LDL”

Rodents on KD

There are quite a number of papers studying ketosis in rodents to measure outcomes. I just thought it would be a neat exercise to make an inventory of these studies and look at their properties such as feeding ad libitum, type of fat in the diet, level of ketosis reached etc.. to see if weContinue reading “Rodents on KD”

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