Ep. 48: A Critique of The SCD1 Theory of Obesity (The Croissant Diet Part 2)

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The major issues with the SCD-1 theory of obesity
  • Why fructose doesn’t drive fat gain or necessarily increase SCD-1
  • Why PUFA are harmful even if they decrease SCD-1
  • Why fat-burning is not the answer for healthy fat loss

3:00 – an introduction to SCD-1 in the context of obesity and lipogenesis

15:46 – SCD-1 in relation to ROS, fat oxidation, and fructose

23:51 – the relationship between PUFA, AMPK, and SCD-1

29:13 – whether the oxidation of saturated fats would decrease SCD-1 by increasing ROS and why this wouldn’t be ideal

44:03 – why the potential for fructose to increase SCD-1 is not a concern

56:29 – why PUFA are harmful even if they decrease SCD-1

1:04:45 – whether SCD-1 is the culprit behind obesity

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