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  • (digital chiming)

  • - What's goin' on, Jigsaw, it's Thomas DeLauer

  • and today I'm talking about the longterm effects

  • of low carb dieting.

  • I wanna talk about this because

  • a lot of people have been commenting,

  • a lot of people have been asking questions,

  • and here at Jigsaw we want to do our best

  • to educate you, elevate you,

  • make sure that you're making an informed decision

  • with whatever diet you choose to do,

  • so long as magnesium is in the equation.

  • So, without further ado, let's get right to the science.

  • I'm gonna break down the three, the six, the 12,

  • and the 24-month studies that I've researched,

  • that take a look at low carb versus low fat diets.

  • So let's dive in.

  • This first one was published in Diabetic Medicine in 2006,

  • and what it looked at was a very large group

  • of overweight patients, okay?

  • These particular patients were diabetic,

  • and they put half of them on a low carb diet,

  • and they put half of them on a low fat diet.

  • What they wanted to measure was overall their weight loss,

  • but they wanted to look at a couple of other things

  • that were pertaining to diabetes.

  • Well, what they found, is after three months

  • the low carb group lost on average 7.8 pounds,

  • and the low-fat group lost on average just two pounds.

  • Okay, that's just weight, not a huge deal.

  • We have to look at some other biomarkers.

  • But there's actually one more study

  • that Diabetic Medicine did in 2007,

  • that took a look at a few more people.

  • This one took a look at 13 obese and 13 non-obese patients

  • and wanted to compare low card versus low fat.

  • Well, after three months, what did they find again?

  • They found this time on average the low carb patients

  • lost 15.2 pounds versus 4.6 on the low fat.

  • Now again, this is a three-month study,

  • which means we're not gonna see the long-tail results

  • of, really, the triglyceride levels,

  • the cholesterol levels, and all that stuff,

  • but we are gonna start to see the immediate weight loss.

  • And that's pretty darn awesome.

  • But I know that a lot of the rebuttals

  • are gonna come back and say,

  • "Well, what about cholesterol?"

  • If I had a dollar for every person,

  • when I talk about ketosis or low carb,

  • that says, "I'd like to see the insides of your arteries,"

  • or, "I'd like to see your blood measurements,"

  • or, "I'd like to see your cholesterol levels,"

  • I would probably be able to at least

  • buy a nice set of dumbells,

  • 'cause a lot of people do say that.

  • Okay, this first six-month study was published

  • in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • It took a look at 132 different people.

  • It took a look at obese and non-obese,

  • but mostly at least overweight patients,

  • and they were measuring a number of things.

  • Of course, they were looking at the weight loss again,

  • and they were also looking at the overall triglycerides

  • and looking at the cholesterol levels,

  • which is where this starts to get pretty interesting.

  • Well, of course, when it came down to the weight loss,

  • again, we saw that the low carb group lost 12.8 pounds

  • versus the other group only losing about eight.

  • So, when it comes down to triglycerides,

  • which are basically our fat storage building blocks,

  • this is where the results got interesting.

  • The low carb group had a reduction

  • of 38 milligrams per deciliter of triglycerides

  • versus the low fat group, only had seven.

  • Okay now, let's talk about insulin.

  • 27% reduction in insulin levels in the low carb group

  • versus the low fat group.

  • Now, you might be saying,

  • "Of course it's gonna be lower levels of insulin.

  • "They're not having carbohydrates,

  • "so of course their insulin's gonna be lower."

  • But, let's think about something for a second.

  • What is the main contributor to cardiovascular disease

  • and atherosclerosis?

  • Well, it's not saturated fats, it's inflammation

  • that they've kind of linked with saturated fats,

  • in some wrap-around ways.

  • It's inflammation that's critical.

  • When we start having higher levels of inflammation

  • there is a direct line-item correlation with inflammation.

  • Okay, now enough of that.

  • What also improved was the fasting glucose, down 26 points.

  • Again, you're probably saying,

  • "Well, of course fasting glucose is gonna be down

  • "because this is simply a low carb diet

  • "versus a low fat diet."

  • But, these numbers remained,

  • even after consuming carbohydrates later on.

  • Meaning, that the fasting glucose levels

  • naturally just evolved and changed,

  • even if they were not diabetic.

  • All right, now let's get into another study

  • from the six-month spectrum.

  • This study was published

  • in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

  • This one looked at females.

  • Why did I pick this study?

  • Because there are a couple of comments

  • in particular, that said,

  • "Well, only men really have success with low carb diets,"

  • because they were trying to couple it

  • with different hormones,

  • couple it with testosterone,

  • and things like that.

  • Not the case, in fact, this study took a look

  • at 53 overweight women, and once again,

  • they were measuring the weight loss.

  • Well, not only did the women see an 18 pound on average

  • weight loss, versus a nine or 10 pound weight loss

  • on the low fat, there were huge, huge reductions

  • in triglyceride levels,

  • massive improvements in their HDL levels,

  • and massive reductions in their LDL levels.

  • So we really end up having

  • some pretty significant results there.

  • Not to mention, there is an added side effect

  • of lower blood pressure too.

  • Really not a bad thing in the grand scheme of things, right?

  • But that's just six months.

  • Who really cares about six months?

  • Let's talk about 12 months.

  • Let's talk about what can happen after a full year

  • of doin' this stuff.

  • There was a study that was published

  • in the Journal of the American Medical Association,

  • which is one of the top jounals out there,

  • a journal that a lot of physicians reference,

  • and, quite honestly, a journal that a lot of other journals

  • look up to when it comes down to cold hard facts.

  • This study was big.

  • This study took a look at 311 participants,

  • all of them overweight, but again,

  • comparing low carb, but this time,

  • comparing low carb to low fat in three different ways.

  • Why did they do this?

  • Because it would be easy to say

  • that the low fat diet could have been influenced

  • by the types of carbs they were consuming.

  • And that's rightfully so,

  • that very much so is true.

  • So, by doing this they said,

  • "Okay, we're gonna have low glycemic,

  • medium glycemic, and high glycemic carbs

  • on the low fat spectrum,

  • and we're just gonna go general low carb for that idea.

  • Well, they still found after all of that

  • that the low carb prevailed,

  • not only for weight loss again,

  • but this time massive reductions in blood pressure,

  • huge improvements again in triglycerides

  • after a year, continuing on,

  • and then massive, massive increase in HDL

  • and again, a reduction in LDL.

  • Why do I say this?

  • Simply because that is where

  • everyone tries to combat a low carb diet.

  • Saying that cholesterol levels

  • are gonna go through the roof.

  • Now, if you've seen my other videos,

  • you'll know I don't really care about cholesterol levels

  • all that much.

  • I do if they're out of control,

  • but we know that the biggest problem