Congress Review of Dietary Guidelines Work of The Nutrition Coalition

Apparently getting Congress to demand a review of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans was the work of The Nutrition Coalition.

This is a relatively new non-profit organization funded by a philanthropic foundation (The Laura and John Arnold foundation). There is no funding from the food industry.

More details should be available via a press release tomorrow.

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  1. Paul TR
    People on LCHF have excellent memory. We do not need studies to tell us this do we, we know it from experience.

    BBA Clin. 2015 Jan 16;3:123-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bbacli.2015.01.001. eCollection 2015.
    Pilot feasibility and safety study examining the effect of medium chain triglyceride supplementation in subjects with mild cognitive impairment: A randomized controlled trial.
    Rebello CJ1, Keller JN2, Liu AG2, Johnson WD2, Greenway FL2.
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    Abstract
    BACKGROUND:
    Impaired brain glucose metabolism appears to be a potential pathogenic feature of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This study examined the potential for increasing circulating ketone bodies through medium chain triglyceride (MCT) supplementation, as a means to beneficially modulate brain homeostasis in subjects with MCI.
    METHODS:
    Six participants with MCI were enrolled in a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Participants received 56 g/day of either medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) or placebo for 24 weeks. Serum β-hydroxybutyrate concentrations, apolipoprotein-E4 status, and cognitive assessments were carried out. Due to the small number of participants only the raw scores were examined.
    RESULTS:
    Intake of MCT oil increased serum ketone bodies and improved memory, while intake of placebo did not show improvement in any of the cognitive measures tested.
    CONCLUSIONS:
    Consumption of 56 g/day of MCTs for 24 weeks increases serum ketone concentrations and appears to be a candidate for larger randomized control trials in the future that quantify the modulation of cognitive function through supplementation with ketone precursors, in patients with MCI.

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  3. Steven
    Founded by the Arnold's, who also helped to found Taubes' NuSi foundation!

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