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Can excess protein get stored as body fat? Pt. 3

Introduction Today I (briefly) bring you yet another study looking at the effects of higher protein intakes on body composition. And by higher intakes, I mean consuming protein at levels >3g/kg of bodyweight (1.3g/lb for those not metrically inclined). By … Continue reading

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Can excess protein get stored as bodyfat? Pt. 2

Introduction & background Today’s post will be short and sweet. Previously I covered the topic of excess protein being converted to fatty acids and contributing to fat gain (found here, here and here; this was a rather popular one). In … Continue reading

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Protein: is it really as bad as they say it is?

Introduction & background Early last March a provocative study published by Levine et al. [1] in the prestigious Cell Metabolism has really shaken up the nutritional science world ever since one of the authors of the study suggested that eating … Continue reading

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The Great Cholesterol Consensus, Pt. 3

“Polyunsaturated fats can help reduce the cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease.” – American Heart Association Introduction Today we will be wrapping up, at least for now, my series on cholesterol, saturated fat, and coronary … Continue reading

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The Great Cholesterol Consensus: a long overdue Pt. 2

Introduction In lieu of “American Heart Month” and the American Heart Association’s (AHA) campaign to “Go Red” – in support of women preventing heart disease and living longer, healthier lives – I thought it would be apropos to (finally) post … Continue reading

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The Great Cholesterol Consensus, Pt. 1

“Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach … Continue reading

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Can excess protein be stored as body fat?

Introduction It’s not uncommon to hear claims that dietary protein eaten in excess of some arbitrary number will be stored as body fat. Even those who are supposed to be reputable sources for nutrition information propagate this dogma. These claims … Continue reading

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