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Mainstream article linking low-carb and insulin control to longevity:

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 26, 2010 at 2:25 PM

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1323758/Can-cutting-Carbohydrates-diet-make-live-longer.html

???I???ve cut out all starch such as potatoes, noodles, rice, bread and pasta. Instead I have salads, but no sweet dressing, lots of olive oil and nuts, tons of green vegetables along with cheese, chicken and eggs.

???I???ll have a hamburger without a bun and fish without batter or chips. I eat some fruit every day, but not too much and almost no processed food. I stay away from sweets, except 80 per cent chocolate.'

So that's interesting :)

Could this be the beginning of better research and public understanding of the benefits of paleo eating? Will a longevity researcher finally get the attention of the populace? And if this happens, I wonder what the ramifications will be.

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at 08:41 PM

Word. Word. Word.

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on October 29, 2010
at 08:54 PM

The comments are well worth reading - all very positive. I think maybe we are beyond the beginning...

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on October 29, 2010
at 08:45 PM

Treat it like Jeopardy: You gave the answer, we give the questions!

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on October 27, 2010
at 02:52 AM

Nostril Damus, I spoke to Dr. Rosedale and sent him your comment. Here is his response..."I discussed the human significance/application of insulin reduction/low carb diet with her 5-6 yrs ago and suggested the experiment where we would add glucose into the worm diet to see if it would undo the benefits of her daf-2 mutation on longevity. She did invite me to participate in that now famous experiment, but unfortunately I couldn't at the time.. she finally did it or published it (2-3 years later) earlier this year." How did you find out about this?

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on October 27, 2010
at 01:58 AM

And I'll add another Amen

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on October 26, 2010
at 07:00 PM

One word: Amen.

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on October 26, 2010
at 06:11 PM

Er, oops! Question fail :P

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on October 26, 2010
at 05:46 PM

I'm sure humans work exactly the same way as roundworms...

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on October 26, 2010
at 05:05 PM

it is an awesome article. i almost feel like we need a way to post articles to share on paleohacks as i know i've wanted to before but didnt because i didnt have a question.

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on October 26, 2010
at 04:20 PM

Interesting about the sweet 16 gene turned on by lowcarb! Will have to research this more after work. I edited the post to make it a question because I think this researcher and this research might be important.

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on October 26, 2010
at 03:51 PM

I didn't know we could be rejuvenated with asses’ milk. ;0)

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on October 26, 2010
at 03:22 PM

Add a question in there, Katie, or it'll get closed. =(

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on October 26, 2010
at 02:56 PM

since this is not a question I shall answer with - HURRAY!!!

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on October 27, 2010
at 03:41 AM

Dr Rosedale was one of the first, if not the first to speak widely around the world on this topic. Everyone should read ???Insulin and its Metabolic Effects???, a transcript of one of his popular talks many years ago that is posted all over the web. Doctors like Dr Rosedale spend their lives researching and bringing this science to us and, in Dr Rosedale's case, many years before we were all ready to hear it. Over the years, so many have have taken his thoughts and research and popularized it without a mention of his name. Dr's like Dr Rosedale need to get credit where credit is due.

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on October 27, 2010
at 12:42 AM

Cynthia stole this idea from Ron Rosedale without crediting him. What a shame.

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on October 27, 2010
at 02:52 AM

Nostril Damus, I spoke to Dr. Rosedale and sent him your comment. Here is his response..."I discussed the human significance/application of insulin reduction/low carb diet with her 5-6 yrs ago and suggested the experiment where we would add glucose into the worm diet to see if it would undo the benefits of her daf-2 mutation on longevity. She did invite me to participate in that now famous experiment, but unfortunately I couldn't at the time.. she finally did it or published it (2-3 years later) earlier this year." How did you find out about this?

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on October 26, 2010
at 06:05 PM

So is this the point where mainstream scientists start 'discovering' the paleo diet and taking all the credit?

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on October 26, 2010
at 11:48 PM

It is interesting research, however findings in Caenorhabditis elegans (a roundworn) cannot always be related directly to humans. We might have some similar genes but they can interact in different ways in humans, we are a wee bit more complicated. Hyping up your findings a bit is a good way to increase your research funding :)

Having said that low levels of insulin generally mean good insulin sensitivity, which is a good thing.

I know one population of people with low insulin levels:

Low serum insulin in traditional Pacific Islanders--the Kitava Study.

"Serum fasting insulin levels were lower in Kitava than in Sweden for all ages (P < .001). For example, the mean insulin concentration in 50- to 74-year-old Kitavans was only 50% of that in Swedish subjects. Furthermore, serum insulin decreased with age in Kitava, while it increased in Sweden in subjects over 50 years of age."

"The low serum insulin that decreases with age in Kitavans adds to the evidence that a Western lifestyle is a primary cause of insulin resistance. Low serum insulin may partly explain the low prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Kitavans and probably relates to their marked leanness."

It must be the very low-carb diet they are famous for eating...

I think the most likely outcome of this research is the production of drugs to block insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) so people can be healthier while still eating what they want.

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on October 26, 2010
at 06:32 PM

You know, I have to say that I really don't care much whether we go mainstream. Look at what happened to the terms "organic" and "free-range" once agribusiness got their hands on them. Going mainstream could kill paleo.

I really don't want to be a target market for the same old crap repackaged with a Grok logo. I don't give a damn whether McDonalds comes out with a bunless McMammothburger and tries to sell it as being Paleo. Look at how the vegans' goals of reducing suffering have been compromised by their dependence on industrial agriculture and the food system.

I like it on the fringe. I feel no need for social acceptance, and no desire to force the rest of the world to eat what I think is right. I'm not trying to change the world, just live a little better.

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on October 26, 2010
at 07:00 PM

One word: Amen.

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on October 27, 2010
at 01:58 AM

And I'll add another Amen

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on February 16, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Word. Word. Word.

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