Greetings Primal Enthusiasts! This is my first post, so bear with me. I was telling one of my clients today about some of the original flawed research from the 50's on saturated fat & cholesterol and he informed me that blood lipids were actually his specialty (He's a professor of biology at UCDenver). He went into great detail about how high levels of sugar were killing us slowly by creating all sorts of inflammation and cracks in our arteries. He spoke about some of the same stuff from "The Big Fat Fiasco" videos even though he hadn't seen them. (Definitely worth watching if you haven't seen them, just go to youtube). I was going on about the positive aspects of living primal, but when I mentioned increasing saturated fat, he got a little nervous. He then informed me of several brand new studies relating to Diabetes and Saturated Fat and asked if I had heard anything. I hadn't and I wanted specific details. Sooooo, it seems that someone somewhere made a "correlation between sat. fat and diabetes" of course my first thought was, "well that sounds like flawed science". The majority of Americans with a diet high in sugary sweet carbs probably get those from junk food, also laden with sat. fats. So anyone could draw a correlation there, but from what we know about diabetes, the sugars are most likely the culprit. He agreed, but then went on to say that because those questions were raised, they needed to use a study group who's main caloric source was fat. They found these people in...I think he said Africa (I'll find out for sure soon). The study is taking place in a group of people who's diet consists mainly of fat, specifically sat. fat. These people at first look healthy and slim. Here's the kicker, the majority of them had the advanced stages of Type II Diabetes!! I don't think this research has been published just yet and I'm really interested in reading more. My biggest question to my fellow Grokonians is: Since we know Type II Diabetes is reversible, has anyone reduced or eliminated their own Type II Diabetes since following the Primal Blueprint? Thanks for listening and I hope this may generate some more discussion. ;
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Dietary Fat & The Development of Type II Diabetes, thoughts?