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:
10 Sandwich alternatives unlikely to spike blood sugar
Traditional bread can add unwanted carbs to your midday meal. Try these creative, nutritious swaps to level up your lunch.Read the Article
7 Family-friendly meals for metabolic health
These quick and easy dinner ideas deliver balanced nutrition for your whole family while saving valuable time and energy.Read the Article
Ultra-runner Mike McKnight just ran 118 miles completely fasted
He did the full 24-hour run on zero calories—and wearing a CGM taught him an important lesson on fueling for races.Read the Article
How uric acid drives weight gain, disease and more
Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the new book Drop Acid, on why humans don’t need to eat sugar and the dangers of uric acid in our modern diet.Read the Article
Three Research Studies That Caught Our Eye
Lifestyle changes, meds effective to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes; no change in CVD
tl;dr: In a large, long-term study, lifestyle interventions reduced the risk of people with prediabetes developing Type 2 diabetes by 58%; medication (metformin) reduced risk by 31%.
(ScienceDaily) (Original Study)
Prediabetes linked to higher heart attack risk in young adults
tl;dr: Analyzing nearly 8 million hospital records from 2018 reveals that adults age 18-44 with prediabetes were 1.7 times more likely to have a heart attack than those with normal blood sugar.
(American Heart Association)
New paper reveals cardiometabolic disease risk in women
tl;dr: Levels advisor Dr. Sara Gottfried’s new paper, which draws on hundreds of studies, details how women have a higher risk of cardiometabolic disease than is often known or acknowledged, leading to gaps in treatment and diagnosis.
(Metabolic Insights) (Original Study)
Four Things to Watch and Listen To
Ali Spagnola tests vegan fast food
Levels Chief Medical Officer Dr. Casey Means explains in under four minutes how toxins can cause obesity
Dr. Matt Walker in a two-part podcast on how sleep affects weight gain