This week, we summarize the top five news articles and studies in the low-carb realm, plus, some additional reads and inspiration.
News and emerging science
- New WHO study presented at European obesity conference in Vienna projects that without a change in course, global obesity and diabetes rates will reach 22% (obesity, up from 14% in 2017) and 12% (diabetes, up from 9% in 2017) by 2045.
- Author Nina Teicholz’s op-ed in the LA Times asks why our government has enacted new regulations that require chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus when the science doesn’t support the notion that this will make a difference in the battle against obesity.
- New study shows lifestyle advice to “eat less, exercise more” fails to meaningfully reduce the progression from prediabetes to a type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
- Patients using insulin to control type 2 diabetes save an average of $4,300 in annual medication costs when they switch to a keto diet with the help of Virta Health’s virtual clinic program. (Don’t miss Virta medical director Dr. Sarah Hallberg’s op-ed in the Detroit News, “Don’t manage diabetes, reverse it.”)
- The Cato Institute reports that, despite sugar’s toxicity, US lawmakers don’t have the stomach to even slightly reduce dated subsidies to the sugar industry.
Did you miss this thought provoking piece in the NYT: “The Problem with Body Positivity“? Or the news of a new keto market/restaurant in Ohio? Is intermittent fasting the “non-diet diet of choice”? And is an early feeding window (8am-2pm) even better? Should we test healthiest salt levels with RCTs in prisons? ? Did you catch the WSJ review of the new book, Sugar: The World Corrupted, from Slavery to Obesity?
Young teen stays seizure-free on a keto diet. Young bride loses 100 pounds with keto, and a mom loses 105 pounds with low carb and IF, while avoiding recurrence of gestational diabetes. Weight loss gets political.
Tune in next week!