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    Metabolism of Dietary vs Stored Body Fat

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    As I understand it, the liver uses the same (or similar) metabolic pathway to digest body fat and dietary (saturated) fat.

    Thus, doctors advising a low fat diet with exercise to burn body fat are hypocritical.

    Please confirm or dispute this information with links to scientific articles or information.

    Thanks!

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    I will support what you say with a quote from the PHD website What

    "Why does fasting tell us about the optimal diet? Think about how food is handled. Our food doesnít go straight from our digestive tract to our mitochondria to be turned immediately into energy. Instead, nutrients from food are incorporated into tissue within a few hours after a meal, and then that tissue is cannibalized to supply energy needs over the following 24 hours.

    As a rule, tissues wonít accept just any macronutrients. Cells have a very specific structure, with fatty membranes and protein-rich cytosols; and they have very specific fatty acid profiles in their membranes, and amino acid ratios in their proteins. Cells specifically take up nutrients in the proportions they need, and refuse to incorporate nutrients they donít need.

    So if we evolved to be nourished by self-cannibalization of tissue, then the nutrient composition of our tissues must be close to our optimal diet."

    Not a scholarly article in and of itself, but they devote a whole chapter to this argument in their new book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    Not a scholarly article in and of itself, but they devote a whole chapter to this argument in their new book.
    I really enjoyed the new book, especially this whole section
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