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    Post by yoly on Thu Jul 23 2015, 11:18

    "We hypothesize that widespread movement away from whole fat dairy products in human populations may have created unanticipated heptadecanoic acid deficiencies," said Venn-Watson, "and, in turn, this dietary deficiency may be playing a role in the global diabetes pandemic." Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 86 million people in the U.S. have metabolic syndrome--tone in every three adults.

    SAN DIEGO -- For decades, the public has been told to avoid foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol. A new study led by the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF) and published in PLOS ONE today discovered a saturated fat, called heptadecanoic acid, that may help reverse prediabetes in humans.

    NMMF research discovered that bottlenose dolphins can readily switch in and out of diabetes-like states, and that dolphins - including those in the wild - can develop metabolic syndrome, a subclinical condition called prediabetes in humans. "To better understand what may be a driver for metabolic syndrome in dolphins, we started exploring their diet, which is primarily fish," said Dr. Stephanie Venn-Watson, Director of NMMF's Translational Medicine and Research Program and the study's lead author.

    Because of the popularity of fish-based omega-3 fatty acids as a human health supplement, NMMF's team started by assessing fatty acid blood levels in 49 dolphins, as well as in their dietary fish. "We were surprised to find that among the 55 fatty acids studied, the saturated fat heptadecanoic acid appeared to have had the most beneficial impact on dolphin metabolism," said Venn-Watson. "Dolphins with higher levels of heptadecanoic acid in their blood had lower insulin and triglycerides." The study also showed that while some fish have high levels of heptadecanoic acid, other fish types had none.

    Six dolphins with low heptadecanoic acid were then fed fish high in this fatty acid. Within six months on the new diet, indicators of metabolic syndrome in dolphins, including elevated insulin, glucose, and triglycerides normalized. Key to this surprising outcome was reversal of high ferritin, an underlying precursor to metabolic syndrome. "We saw blood ferritin levels decrease in all six dolphins within three weeks on the new diet," said Venn-Watson.

    Heptadecanoic acid, also called margaric acid or C17:0, is a saturated fat found in dairy fat, rye, and some fish. The NMMF study showed no detectable heptadecanoic acid in nonfat dairy product and some amount in low fat dairy products. The highest levels were found in whole fat milk, yogurt, and especially butter. The fish with the highest heptadecanoic acid content was mullet.

    "We hypothesize that widespread movement away from whole fat dairy products in human populations may have created unanticipated heptadecanoic acid deficiencies," said Venn-Watson, "and, in turn, this dietary deficiency may be playing a role in the global diabetes pandemic." Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 86 million people in the U.S. have metabolic syndrome--tone in every three adults.

    "This study is a good example of how improving dolphin health can have an added benefit to human health, too," said NMMF President Dr. Sam Ridgway.

    NMMF is partnering with children's hospitals to see if children with metabolic syndrome and diabetes also have low heptadecanoic acid levels. The NMMF is also studying how changes in ocean prey due to climate change and other environmental impacts are affecting metabolism of wild dolphins.

    NMMF's discovery aligns well with growing scientific evidence demonstrating that cholesterol and some fats may not be as bad as once thought. Earlier this year, the American Dietary Guidelines changed its recommendations related to fat, including removing the need for most people to limit their dietary cholesterol intake (high cholesterol comes primarily from what our body produces, not what we eat).

    Does this mean that we can now eat butter without guilt? Dr. Venn-Watson says, "Butter may have both good and bad saturated fats, but it's always best to check with your physician before making changes to your diet."

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    Read the study here: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0132117
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    Post by Eddie on Thu Jul 23 2015, 15:36

    "We hypothesize that widespread movement away from whole fat dairy products in human populations may have created unanticipated heptadecanoic acid deficiencies" Looks like we need to go on the hunt for foods high in heptadecanoic acid.

    Without doubt the movement away from natural healthy fats, was caused by fear mongering based on bent science, and those with a commercial interest in replacing these fats with cheap substitutions such as sugar and seed oils to make junk food palatable. This I believe is the number one factor in the diabetes epidemic.


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    Post by Eddie on Thu Jul 23 2015, 16:06

    Well surprise surprise foods high in heptadecanoic acid many are our old friends. Butter number one, get that great fat down ya  Laughing

    Full list here http://wholefoodcatalog.info/nutrient/heptadecanoic_acid(ant)/foods/high/1/

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    Post by zand on Thu Jul 23 2015, 16:20

    I so wish I had known this 25 years ago. I would never have ruined my metabolism with low fat cr*p.

    I sincerely believe if I had not switched to low fat products I would not have become very fat (or morbidly obese - choose which term you prefer) and would also not be type 2 diabetic now. I am the only diabetic in my family.

    As you can probably guess I am angry at having been misled by the authorities. I am even more angry that these awful products are still on the market.

    Happily, I regularly eat all of those things on the list now.

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    Post by Eddie on Thu Jul 23 2015, 16:26

    @zand wrote:I so wish I had known this 25 years ago.  I would never have ruined my metabolism with low fat cr*p.

    I sincerely believe if I had not switched to low fat products I would not have become very fat (or morbidly obese - choose which term you prefer) and would also not be type 2 diabetic now.  I am the only diabetic in my family.

    As you can probably guess I am angry at having been misled by the authorities.  I am even more angry that these awful products are still on the market.  

    Happily, I regularly eat all of those things on the list now.  


    Same goes for me and many others Zand. We dumped butter decades ago for that wonderful stuff called margarine. Also canola/rape seed oil for all those chip butties, jeez that septic gruel very near croaked me. facepalm


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    Post by Eddie on Thu Jul 23 2015, 17:14

    This is another take on Yoly's find. "Dolphin Study Suggests Saturated Fat Could Help Prevent Diabetes"

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    Foods high in saturated fats have been demonized for some time now, with high intake linked to heart disease and a variety of other health conditions, including obesity. But slowly we seem to be realizing that perhaps their “unhealthy” label has been prematurely and unfairly slapped on, and avoiding them could actually be leading to unforeseen problems.

    Adding to this growing body of evidence, scientists have now discovered that one particular saturated fat may actually protect against metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors – elevated blood pressure, high blood sugar, abnormal cholesterol levels and excess belly fat – that can lead to diabetes. And how did they come to this conclusion? Studying dolphins.

    That may sound strange at first glance, but there is method behind the madness. Bottlenose dolphins can also develop metabolic syndrome, so researchers from the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF) reasoned that we may be able to learn something about this subclinical condition by examining their diet. More specifically, they wanted to see if they could identify potential protective factors that could translate to our own diet.

    To relate this to humans, the researchers examined various food products for heptadecanoic acid levels, which is known to be present in things like dairy fat, rye and certain fish. They found that butter, whole milk and yoghurt contained the highest amounts, whereas it was undetectable in nonfat dairy products.

    Full story here http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/dolphin-study-suggests-saturated-fat-could-help-prevent-diabetes

    OK many of us are beyond saving as far as becoming a diabetic is concerned, but clearly using these foods can do us nothing but good, and may help in our quest to at least reverse the main symptom namely high BG numbers. One thing we can take as read, the vilification of healthy natural fats was and is a complete disaster for hundreds of millions of people.


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    Post by chris c on Thu Aug 06 2015, 19:42

    Add this to CLA - a natural trans fat with completely different biologic affects to synthetic trans fats - and vitamin K2.
    Yes it's scary that we were told that butter was instantly lethal while industrially produced Omega 6 seed oils laced with trans fats were "heart healthy" - and that dieticians STILL believe this.
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    Post by mo1905 on Thu Aug 06 2015, 19:44

    I threw the margarine out actually not that long ago, a few months. I'd forgotten how good real butter is !


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    Post by chris c on Thu Aug 06 2015, 20:09

    Is that a quote from Marlon Brando?
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    Post by mo1905 on Thu Aug 06 2015, 20:56

    @chris c wrote:Is that a quote from Marlon Brando?

    Reading it back, it actually sounds like an American TV ad lol !


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    Post by chris c on Fri Aug 07 2015, 18:58

    I can't believe it's not "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter"

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