Lipotoxicity: How Saturated Fat Raises Blood Sugar


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  • This is seriously messed up. This was posted today 10 February 2015 and it says January 29. No wonder these videos get no views anymore. Not even in my sub box, I come to check every other day if there's something I missed.

  • A few years ago, I was low carb, mostly primal. My blood sugar wouldn't get below the 140's without a lot of extra insulin. Even when my carbs were under 50 a day. Now, I'm vegan and my carbs have increased to 3-400, daily and my insulin needs have been cut in half. It's great to have the science behind WHY. Thank you!

  • I have been on LCHF diet for a long time now …. this video is chock full of bull shit. I have lost over 50 pounds, off of all my diebetic drugs except metformin and my blood sugars are NEVER over 100… anything to sell some snake oil, eh?

  • I see totally the opposite in my Functional Medicine practice among patients who go on ketogenic diet.  Their diabetes goes away and their lipid panel corrects, and I do the expanded VAP panel.  How did you come up with that Big Fat Lie on a website called NutritionFacts.og?  ?

  • As usual this guy is just cherry picking articles from which he then cherry picks lines that will prove his point. Despite of that this video fails to explain the relation between saturated fat containing foods combined with a healthy balanced diet and causes of disease. Palmitic acid for one thing is not "saturated fats'' and it always comes with oleic acid in foods and "widely known'' is not proof of anything.

  • I watched this while eating some eggs, chicken breast and a side of kale cooked in grape seed oil. The meal was seasoned with pepper, salt, and crushed red pepper.

    Thanks for the info Doc very informative.

  • I'm supposed to believe eating something that is not glucose will increase glucose levels? I can't wait for the next video by this guy, "How Drinking Water Raises Alcohol Levels in the Blood". This guy is making up his own science to fit his diet dogma.

  • Basically all this video really breaks down to is, if you eat starchy carbs with fat you are more likely to store fat. This video really does not look at something like a ketogenic or Paleo diet vs vegetarian. It looks like the basic western diet vs vegetarian diet.

    The effect of ketosis on fat is clear. Nobody on the ketogenic diet is suffering from chronic inflammation. This is just more bias garbage from this guy.

  • For once I am impressed that many of the comments on a youtube video actually make sense. This DR Gregor is dangerous and what he is peddling could actually kill you. DO NOT listen to this hack. The science behind this is clear. Guidelines around sat fat have already started changing to reflect the science. He is either overtly lying or the worst doctor on the planet.

  • At first I was against Dr. Greger and I was 100 percent pro Dr. Mercola. But, now after watching many of his videos I am thinking Dr. Greger is more correct on these issues than Dr. Mercola. I am eating a 99 percent raw food diet, no meats, no dairies, just produce I grow in my garden. I am losing a lot of fat, and feeling better. There's another channel I watch whose channel name is OKRAW. He does everything Dr. Greger does, and he looks really healthy. All of his friends who are raw foodist also look really healthy and vibrant. This study that Dr Greger presented here makes sense. Dr. Mercola is always preaching the need to eat saturated fats. but your common sense tells you that this is questionable especially since the medical establishment has been preaching against saturated fats for the last 80 years. Gorillas are vegetarians for the most part and they seem to do pretty well physically and mentally. I think I'll leave Dr Mercola with his 12 eggs per day diet and start eating with the Gorillas.

  • How can you teach doctors that there is a difference between saturated fat in the presence of high carbohydrate and saturated fat in the presence of low carbohydrate?
    Also, I think that the tone of the presentation suggests that he's selling not teaching.

  • can someone explain exactly as to why animal products are more insulinogenic? we know their glycemic index is low, but that is a poor indicator of whether its a healthy food or not. please respond!

  • Dr Greger, you don't know what you are talking about. Lies, lies and more lies. I eat lots of organic butter, coconut oil, chicken, red meat, bacon and also lots of eggs. I am very healthy along with everyone eating this diet. I do not have insulin problems.
    They want you to eat the poison "man made margarines" and go on low fat diets that are high in sugar. Diabetes is caused by the bad fats not saturated fats!
    People have become very obese from eating take away food (trans fats)and lots of sugar.
    Best diet is saturated fats with low amount of carbohydrates. See Dr Eric Berg's videos online – he is 50 and looks great.
    He explains that fat burns fat….and it is true! Saturated fat increases your "good" cholesterol. Your brain needs cholesterol and so does every cell.

  • All those opposing Dr. McGregors view point, comment below a counterpoint to his research but USE research. Not anecdote. Cite your arguments and do it without harsh criticisms or rude words. That's what McGregor has done here, I don't see him belittling others and providing anecdotes. This is how we learn collectively, by stating research and being open to alternative viewpoints. There is NOTHING wrong with viewing differently from him, but people will take you seriously if you bring forward a strong argument.

  • You can watch a video by a Vegan on Lipids & Saturated Fats but you know what the message is going to be without even watching the video OR you could watch video's FROM LIPIDOLOGISTS !… The Doctors that specialize in & study Lipids 😉
    Dr. Thomas Dayspring & Dr. Sarah Hallberg.

  • sorry but the chemistry dictates that fat does not cause any inflammation. You can eat the burger but the sugar in the ketchup and the carbs in the bun are what cause the inflammatory response.

  • This is not completely accurate. their studies are skewed towards a specific outcome. It is not easy to gain weight if you consume only fat and protein. Now if you add simple carbs to the mix you will inflate like a balloon. I have eaten mainly fat and protein for 6 months. I have lost weight and my blood sugar is normal… I was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago.

  • I've never heard so much gabbage peddled as healthful information. I sincerely people are not buying this. If you are serious about preventing type 2 diabetes which will manifest initially as insulin resistance, then keep your triglycerides to not more than 75. The best way to do that is reduce carbs and increase saturated fats.

  • When I stay on a vegan diet, my blood sugar stays in the normal range. When I decide to eat meat, my blood sugar goes up. The longer I eat meat the higher it goes and the longer it takes to come down when I go back to a vegan diet. I am able to not use any medication like metformin to control the blood sugar once normal levels are reached to maintain those levels. As for triglycerides​, I have normal levels by avoiding sodas and eating alot of fiber and resistant starch.

  • I encountered this discussion of the mechanism of insulin resistance as an undergraduate in my biochemistry course. I'm impressed to see it presented here to a wider audience, well done, sir.

  • This is only addressing half of the problem.

    Read this article . . . "β-Cell Glucose Toxicity, Lipotoxicity, and Chronic Oxidative Stress in Type 2 Diabetes" which is a larger picture of what is happening but it is still not the full picture which may have to do with antibiotics and the human microbiome

  • I've already cut down animal protein and saturated fats, but even so any amount of carbohydrate makes me lethargic and with mild symptoms of dementia, even fruits knock me down. Is it that I have to stay without eating? This is preventing me from studying and working normally, What can I do? I NEEdHeLp

  • If saturated fat is so bad for your health then why do the Hunza tribe in Pakistan live on average above a hundred? Those mofos eat roasted lamb practically every day ffs

  • What is worse, lard/ghee or plant oils that are liquid? I think the question need not arise for it amounts to the same. Isolated fat is the quintessential processing of food.

  • These damn quacks have had their say for years, and the only thing they've succeeded in doing was increasing obesity, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. They are liars. These studies are bogus. Its like proof for evolution or that the earth is flat. There is none. But people want to look at things through vegan glasses like some warped religion. Its cold outside: That's proof of global warming! Its warm outside: That's proof of global warming! Such are these fraudulent studies. They want you to keep eating their poisons, because you can only get your carbs in one form, and that's poisoned; unless of course you grow your own, and who can do that? They've lied so many times with their "studies" over such a long period of time, that they think everyone is stupid and will believe them because they keep harping on a grain based diet ad nauseam. Grain based diets are the leading cause of metabolic disease. CARBS cause insulin resistance because they're poisoned and altered. My glucometer and diet tells me better than your BS studies what's really going on in my body. I can order all manner of blood work myself and see it without some Rockefeller quack who knows nothing but what he's been spoon fed.

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