Body IO® FM #16 | Research Review 2

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Click on the links below to view materials and research discussed in each topic.
Topic 1: Butter
A. Effects of butter from mountain-pasture grazing cows on risk markers of the metabolic syndrome compared with conventional Danish butter: a randomized controlled study.
          I. Abstract
          II. PDF
Topic 2: Glycogen, MPS+MPB
A. Effect of glycogen availability on human skeletal muscle protein turnover during exercise and recovery.
          I. Abstract
          II. PDF
Topic 3: Wheat and Gluten
A. Does wheat make us fat and sick?.
          I. Abstract
          II. PDF
Extra Treat Video. Pedestrian Question: What is Gluten?
From Jimmy Kimmel Live: What do seemingly fit, healthy people along a popular hiking trail in Los Angeles know about gluten? Click video screen to play.

Topic 4: Muscle Memory 
A. In vivo time-lapse microscopy reveals no loss of murine myonuclei during weeks of muscle atrophy.
          I. Abstract
          II. PDF
Topic 5: Order of Exercise
A. The order of concurrent endurance and resistance exercise modifies mTOR signaling and protein synthesis in rat skeletal muscle.
          I. Abstract
Topic 6: Whey Meta-Analysis
A. Effects of Whey Protein and Resistance Exercise on Body Composition: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
          I. Abstract


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Physicist turned nutrition and performance scientist. Currently considered one of the industry’s leading experts on human metabolism.

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  • i think is important to encourage people to buy more grass fed products because is better for the planet and if is better for the planet ultimately better for us.
    Regardless of nutrition facts.
    Lets change the way we raise animals in a more humane way!

  • Keifer,

    Thanks for doing this research review along with all your other podcasts. It helps everyone who listens achieve a more critical thinking capable mindset which as we all know is sorely needed in todays society. Its very helpful to have experts who are truly trustworthy and not afraid to change their mind even if it momentarily makes them appear to be foolish or wishy-washy. For those who recognize that for true integrity, it does not pass by unnoticed, and is possibly the single greatest indicator of the veracity of your opinions. At the very least we can tell you aren’t trying to suade opinion by covert manipulation of the data towards a particular agenda or idealogy. Indeed the person who isn’t ‘wishy-washy’ is actually the person so assured of their own beliefs they won’t be swayed no matter the evidence stacked against them, and is truly to be feared and shunned. For this reason and many others, I really appreciate your work and the clarity your bringing to these issues.

    Please keep up the good works, and as a quick aside you may want to consider a donation based model for your podcast. Not forced, just put out a donation button and mention it once in while. I know I for one would gladly contribute a few dollars a month and I believe many others would also be glad to lend a hand as well to keep the good information flowing (many hands make light work afterall).

  • With regards to the butter, it could very well be true that there is no difference on risk markers of the metabolic syndrome, but what about vitamin content? K2 for example? Maybe there are smaller benefits to general health that don’t necessarily show up on the risk markers they checked for. Would love to see more research go further down this rabbit hole.

  • I *LOVE* these research review shows! Your dedication to actually slogging through the research is inspiring to me both as a learner and as someone trying to apply the diet(s) you espouse: knowing you’re coming from a principled, research-supported viewpoint really helps me to commit to the changes. Keep up the great work!

    Also: would you consider dedicating one of the research review shows to a remedial review of some of the basic terminology and metabolic pathway process? I find that half the battle in understanding and applying the research is fighting through the highly specialized language… I keep fantasizing about building a graph that shows the cycles of how all the hormones peak and ebb over a 24 hour period with events for meals (and doing that comparatively for a typical SAD diet, a ketogenic/Carb Nite diet and for a low fat/crazy cardio/metabolism-deranging diet…) — but that’s just me 😉

  • Long time fan.

    Keep up the good work on these research reviews. Would like to see more like this. Would even like to see episodes that explain concepts in deep detail.

  • I have heard calcium is better absorbed when K2 is present. Sources of K2: natto and dairy products from grass fed cows; including butter, milk and aged cheese.


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