Each year, US News & World Report publishes diet rankings based on the opinions of a panel of experts. This year, I served on the panel. In this post, I’ll discuss my general thoughts on the rankings, as well as the fact that the popular ketogenic diet tied for last place among the 40 diets.
Archives for January 2018
A new study uses a powerful genetic tool called Mendelian randomization to examine the relationship between meal-related insulin secretion and body mass. The results suggest that gene variants that increase post-meal insulin release may modestly increase body mass. Upon close examination, the findings do not appear to support the hypothesis that insulin is the primary driver of obesity, but they may nevertheless provide a foot in the door for insulin.