Another superb abstract, hot off the press, on LCHF diets. The data are suggested to be utterly clear cut, solid, and supportive of the physiology of LC eating which I have been espousing for many years now.
The conclusions are criminal. There are 13 authors. None seems to have read Kinzig et al's 2010 paper showing not only this very effect but also showing its complete reversal by a few carbohydrate based meals.
That omission, by 13 people on the author list, is what is criminal. The lack of understanding of the basic physiology of carbohydrate restriction even without Kinzig, by people in what claims to be nutrition research, is criminal. The blood on their hands, from dialysis patients, is criminal.
If even one of the authors has read Kinzig it leaves you wondering about the ethics in the group. If they haven't read the literature...
Disclosure: I haven't seen the full text.
BTW I just Pubmeded "ketogenic" + "insulin" + "resistance" and Kinzig was hit 24, primarily because 2010 is ancient history and the hits come in date order.
Hat tip to Liv for the link.
Laura gave us this in the comments: "They actually cite the Kinzig 2010 paper in their discussion saying that their results match and that the results "could" be reversible... and then they leave it at that".
You have to ask what the lead in time to a study like this is. It strikes me as possible that Kinzig pipped them at the post by 3 years but they went on with the study as they had the funding but couldn't add a re feeding arm because they had no study ethics approval for this. Just trying to be kind, probably a mistake. Or perhaps they are just LC bashers as per usual. The cardinal sign, of using the name "Atkins" in the abstract, is not a good marker for an ethical group. But Kinzig is correct. Reversal is absolutely nothing a newbie LCer wouldn't pick up in 10 minutes on the internet.