Peat Diet Study!!

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The diet was limited to sucrose, potato starch, baking
powder, sodium chloride, ferric citrate, viosterol, carotene
(vitamin A), orange juice, citric acid, anise oil, liquid petrola
tum and milk practically freed of its fat. The daily protein
intake was derived from 3 quarts of the specially defatted
milk, taken as such, and the cottage cheese made from an
additional quart of the same milk. Sucrose provided the bulk
of the carbohydrate allowance but was supplemented by a
biscuit made from potato starch, skimmed milk, baking pow
der, salt and mineral oil. The mineral oil was added to serve
as shortening and to prevent constipation. Daily supplements
of 10 mg. of ferric citrate, 2.5 mg. of carotene, 0.02 cc. con
centrated viosterol in oil (8000 U.S.P. units vitamin D) and
the juice from one-half of a large orange were given to insure
an adequate supply of iron and of vitamins. That the diet
was of the extremely 'low-fat,' rather than the 'fat-free,'
type was recognized when the experiment was planned, but
experience with crude diets (Burr and Brown, unpublished
data) in studies on the rat had shown this to be satisfactory
for our purpose. The chief source of fat in the diet was the
skimmed milk.


http://jn.nutrition.org/content/16/6/511.full.pdf


coincidence???
 

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jb4566 said:
That the diet
was of the extremely 'low-fat,' rather than the 'fat-free,'
The chief source of fat in the diet was the
skimmed milk.

This is not a study of Ray Peat's dietary recommendations although he does discuss this study extensively in

Sugar Issues

In 1936, a man in Burr's lab, William Brown, agreed to eat a similar diet for six months, to see whether the "essential fatty acid deficiency" affected humans as it did rats.
The diet was very similar to the rats', with a large part of the daily 2500 calories being provided at hourly intervals during the day by sugar syrup (flavored with citric acid and anise oil), protein from 4 quarts of special fat-free skimmed milk, a quart of which was made into cottage cheese, the juice of half an orange, and a "biscuit" made with potato starch, baking powder, mineral oil, and salt, with iron, viosterol (vitamin D), and carotene supplemented.
Brown had suffered from weekly migraine headaches since childhood, and his blood pressure was a little high when he began the diet. After six weeks on the diet, his migraines stopped, and never returned. His plasma inorganic phosphorus declined slightly during the experiment (3.43 mg./100 cc. of plasma and 2.64 on the diet, and after six months on a normal diet 4.2 mg.%), and his total serum proteins increased from 6.98 gm.% to 8.06 gm.% on the experimental diet. His leucocyte count was lower on the high sugar diet, but he didn't experience colds or other sickness. On a normal diet, his systolic blood pressure varied from 140 to 150 mm. of mercury, the diastolic, 95 to 100. After a few months on the sugar and milk diet, his blood pressure had lowered to about 130 over 85 to 88. Several months after he returned to a normal diet, his blood pressure rose to the previous level.
On a normal diet, his weight was 152 pounds, and his metabolic rate was from 9% to 12% below normal, but after six months on the diet it had increased to 2% below normal. After three months on the sugar and milk diet, his weight leveled off at 138 pounds. After being on the diet, when he ate 2000 calories of sugar and milk within two hours, his respiratory quotient would exceed 1.0, but on his normal diet his maximum respiratory quotient following those foods was less than 1.0.
 

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I didn't mean to imply that Ray Peat conducted the study, I just thought it was interesting that the diet used in the study is a "peat" diet...
 

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Also, I didn't realize that peat mentioned it in one of his articles, still interesting though...
 

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jb4566 said:
Also, I didn't realize that peat mentioned it in one of his articles, still interesting though...
You will see earlier in his article that he takes a big swipe at the Burrs and their methodologies.
 

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jb4566 said:
I didn't mean to imply that Ray Peat conducted the study
Heck, that's exactly what I thought when I read your headline. :lol:

Or that he or someone else was going to conduct one and I would love to volunteer for that! :P

Also, I wouldn't say this is exactly as Peat diet - it's certainly not what I eat and I'm pretty strictly Peat.
Key things missing are gelatin and coconut oil.
I couldn't imagine eating this diet for very long. And that powder concoction. :eek:
No hagen dazs either! :(

But it is very interesting to read some of the older studies that have influenced him. Clearly he isn't a fan of the Burrs.
 
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