I won't make claims one way or the other, but I WILL say that we could stand to have more research on the efficiency and safety of ketogenic diets in the long term. I eagerly await more knowledge on this subject.
Sure does suck to be a lab rat.Originally Posted by The Study
Why? These rats were doing light cardio for an hour. I don't think you can extrapolate the results of this study to heavy lifting. The researchers even state in the summary, "There was very little resynthesis of muscle glycogen recovery..."Originally Posted by The Scientist
Also, if I'm not reading incorrectly, the rats were only on a low carbohydrate diet for a week during their training before the training day. It seems this study says absolutely nothing about glycogen replenishment on a consistent ketogenic diet with frequent strength training. More than likely you'll crap out like most people who try. To each their own, though.
Last edited by Timthetaco; 12-10-2012 at 09:40 PM.
The fact that growing kids who burn though glycogen like little furnaces can live very well on this diet is relevant to the discussion.
And bestbetter's point that a study on epileptics has no relevance outside of people with that condition is just plain false. There are no physiological differences in how the rest of the body works (yes, the brain wiring is different) between epileptics and non-epileptics. for example, my thyroid is not any different because I have epilepsy.
The more modern research is backing off of the extreme levels of fat required in some of the earlier versions of this program that you may have read about. Instead of 80/10/10 (f/p/c) they are now finding equally good results with 60/30/10.
How our nerves regulate insulin secretion
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have managed to graft beta cells into the eyes of mice in order to study them in a living organism over a prolonged period of time. As a result, the group and a team of colleagues from the University of Miami have gained detailed knowledge of how the autonomic nervous system regulates beta-cell insulin secretion.