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Guess who else is playing with the Ketonix?

Interesting idea suggesting LDL is elevated because of a deficiency in tryptophan… although I don’t think this applies to me because I definitely get enough tryptophan in my diet with all the meat and eggs that I consume.

I really like the idea that Peter Attia also seems to have an inner fat kid in him that likes him some dessert… and now has incorporated his own cheat days… albeit only 4 times a year… but still.

7 Responses to Random Links

  1. Ash Simmonds says:

    Funny that, rats (yeah I know) who are tryptophan replete/dosed-up tend to eschew LDL-increasing carbs, and eat fat.

    “Changes in macronutrient selection as a function of dietary tryptophan” – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3413253

  2. Mikko says:

    I read the Kummerow paper quickly, and I was not impressed. It does not report original research, but is a short review ‘perspective’ piece. Most of the text is about oxysterols and trans fats, tryptophan is mentioned almost in passing near the beginning. Kummerow does not even try to show that anyone is suffering from tryptophan deficiency, he simply states that the LDL/HDL ratio is a reflection of the quality of protein intake. I don’t see any experimental/clinical basis in the paper for this claim. He does not refer to any study of tryptophan supplementation or such. Kummerow criticizes the current dietary recommendations put out by the government for recommending the wrong kind of protein, but it’s not as if anyone eats according to the recommendations. Most people on the SAD certainly get way more animal protein than what is recommended.

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