Sugar, Sugar, Everywhere

Published: Nov 8, 2017

This week’s show is focused on IDM patient, Annette Demers, who didn’t realize hidden sources of sugar were holding her back.


STUDY: Acarbose treatment and the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in patients with impaired glucose tolerance: the STOP-NIDDM trial

STUDY: A limit on the energy transfer rate from the human fat store in hypophagia.

Dr Peter Brukner’s “Sugar by half” campaign

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  1. KHAN says:

    Thanks. :slight_smile:

  2. VLC.MD says:

    I might start a website

    Taubes would say - do you tell a smoker to quit or just cut down by half ?

  3. I would add that 290 kj/kg/day is roughly 31.5 kCal/lb/day so if you are using imperial units. So to recast what @VLC.MD said above

    Person 1:
    220 lbs with 30% body fat = 66 lbs of fat.

    in one day, the maximum fat you can lose is 31.5 kCal/lb * 66 lbs = 2079 kCal

    Person 2
    110 lbs with 15% body fat = 16.5 lbs of fat

    in one day, the maximum fat you can lose is 31.5 kCal/lb * 16.5 lbs = 519 kCal.

    But the other way to look at that in the context of how we introduced that in the podcast is; if those people fasted and ate nothing then the energy they had to run their bodies on was 2079 kCal/day and 519 kCal/day respectively. Which is the difference between an awesome day with plenty of energy and a horrible one with not enough. I suspect person 2 would be cold because their body would be spending that energy on just the essentials.

  4. EZB says:

    I’d also wager that there would be a larger amount of lean muscle breakdown for energy and decrease in metabolic rate (which is related to the cold feeling probably). Would that kind of lean muscle breakdown come in the form of glugoneogenesis? Would it throw somebody out of ketosis? In other words, would fasting cause a person to lose ketosis if available fat stores are small?

  5. VLC.MD says:

    kCal/lb :slight_smile:

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