Big Shock: NOT

by Karl Denninger

Gee, why is this a surprise?

Obese women on a high-protein diet, most of whom lost significant weight, did so at a substantial cost — they did not obtain a corresponding improvement in skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity that would normally be expected with such a degree of weight loss, a randomized trial showed.

In contrast, improvement of 25% to 30% in insulin sensitivity was seen in a control group with similar weight loss on a diet with protein intake limited to the recommended daily allowance, reported Bettina Mittendorfer, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues online in Cell Reports.

Remember what happens when you eat too much protein: It is converted to glucose by the body!

In other words eating more protein than you require (in an attempt to reduce fast carbohydrates and/or fat intake) might cause you to lose weight but whether it does or doesn’t it won’t help your insulin resistance!

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