In this monthly article, we’ll sum up our favorite stories, research, podcasts, and videos—from Levels and elsewhere—across metabolic health.
Four Top Stories on Metabolic Insights:
Insulin is the key hormone for maintaining stable glucose, yet it’s rarely tested. Here’s why and what you should look for when tested.Read the Article
The health podcaster and entrepreneur talks to metabolic health advocate Austin McGuffie on why community, heritage, and culture are integral to solving the metabolic health crisis.Read the Article
Three Research Studies That Caught Our Eye
tl;dr: By doing this study in people with Type 1 diabetes, researchers were able to truly see the effect of insulin on cancer risk, since any insulin in their system is exogenous (added from outside the body). The finding? Risk of cancer goes up as insulin levels go up.
tl;dr: A new examination of data from 55,000 people over 20 years revealed that 94% of adults have at least one poor cardiometabolic measure, and it’s getting worse over time.
(SciTechDaily) (Original Study)
tl;dr: A small study in France of 31 people with major depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia showed that a ketogenic diet improved symptoms for 100% of patients and 43% achieved clinical remission.
(PsychologyToday) (Orginal Study)
Four Things to Watch and Listen To
Dr. Ben Bikman on how insulin impacts your ability to burn fat and lose weight
Dr. Casey Means on how metabolic health affects sexual health and fertility
Dr. Michael Gershon and Dr. Peter Attia on talk about how the gut communicates with the brain around hunger, satiety and more