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Sugar

Diseases

#87 – Rick Johnson, M.D.: Fructose—The common link in high blood pressure, insulin resistance, T2D, & obesity?

“Fructose turns out to be used by animals as a mechanism to store fat.” — Rick Johnson

Nutritional biochemistry

#14 – Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L.: fructose, processed food, NAFLD, and changing the food system

“Neurons like to be tickled, not bludgeoned.” —Rob Lustig

Nutritional biochemistry

Is sugar toxic?

I remember one of my mentors in surgical residency made a very important distinction for me.  He said, “Peter, never forget what you are getting paid to do, and what you are doing for free.”  You see, there are some aspects of being a surgeon that are not particularly enjoyable.  The hours are long.  Sometimes…

Nutritional biochemistry

Hey Peter, what does your daughter eat?

If there’s one question I get asked often, it’s this one.  And I understand why.  Anyone who knows me, and knows how obsessed I am with everything I do, knows there is one thing on earth I cherish more than anything else – my daughter.

Cholesterol

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IX

In this post we’ll address the following concept: What should you eat to have the greatest chance of delaying the arrival of cardiovascular disease?

Cholesterol

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VIII

In this post we’ll double-click on a paper covering cholesterol and heart disease risk factors.

Cholesterol

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VII

In this post we’ll address the following concept: Does “HDL” matter after all?

Nutritional biochemistry

How do some cultures stay lean while still consuming high amounts of carbohydrates?

Many of you have asked this question over the past few months, and I’m sure many more of you have at least contemplated this question at some point.  I know I did.

Understanding science

If low carb eating is so effective, why are people still overweight?

I find myself getting asked this question, or some variant of this question, with increasing frequency as I speak and write about the Alternative Hypothesis I find most compelling surrounding obesity and chronic disease.  One implication of the Alternative Hypothesis, as you probably understand by now if you’ve been reading this blog, is that many…

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