Making body fat, without eating it

Carbohydrates dominate our food landscape and are endorsed by current dietary guidelines that recommend getting something like three-quarters of our calories from them. Carbohydrates are built with molecules of glucose, and from the perspective of our metabolism, they are simply a source of glucose, including glucose from starch (rice, wheat, tubers, legumes), sugar (white sugar,

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Some tips for a ketogenic diet

I have written much about the ketogenic diet (KD), the state of ketosis, and its underlying science and clinical relevance. The ‘politics‘ of dietary advice too. However, I am aware that I have offered minimal practical advice. I have outsourced that to other sites, particularly for recipes and meal-plans. I have listed some at the

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Is alcohol a risk-factor for obesity?

This question is really two conflated questions: [1] is ethanol (i.e. the active ingredient in all alcoholic beverages) a risk-factor for obesity, and; [2] are alcoholic beverages themselves a risk factor for obesity. There’s a third, related question: [3] does consuming food with either of these (ethanol or beverages) alter the risk for obesity. Let’s

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