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Eat Better to Improve Your Metabolic Health

Limit carbohydrate intake Keep your blood glucose in a healthy range The medical establishment has long advocated a low-fat diet to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Yet, accumulating evidence supports limiting carbohydrate intake leads to equal or better results. Researchers at the University of Connecticut tested the idea that the biological markers of…

How to Explain Obesity

The energy-balance model doesn’t help much The carbohydrate-insulin model works better For decades, researchers and health organizations have promoted the energy-balance model to account for obesity. It assumes that “a calorie is a calorie” in terms of weight gain and loss. According to the model, differing levels and types of carbohydrates, protein, and fats in…