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:
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
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)
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)
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