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BBC Story about Low Carb Dieting

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by bowell, Jul 7, 2011.

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    thanks for the link I watched the first 2 parts, hope to find time to watch the rest tomorrow.
     
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    Thank you for the links, very interesting

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    Thanks for posting the links. I had not seen this before although I know some of the people involved quite well. I think the conclusion, that it is increased protein that reduces hunger and therefore calorie intake, is misguided. The Atkins diet is not particularly high in protein. I think it is more likely that the significant reduction in carbohydrates corrects a dysfunction in appetite signalling involving both insulin and leptin. Studies by Volek et al have shown how dramatically the correction in insulin and leptin resistance is on a very low carb diet while work by Robert Lustig elucidates the mechanism whereby high insulin interferes with leptin signalling which leads to over-eating and reduced energy expenditure. We are starting a trial soon to test whether correction of this through low-carb dieting will generate a spontaneous increase in activity. Stay tuned.
     
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