Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

This might be a valid statement if the person making it had any scientific credentials.  Unfortunately, writing a book on low-carb diets doesn’t rank very high on my list, especially since I have read it.  This is compounded by the obvious lack of scientific knowledge on the role of palmitic acid on disruption of satiety pathways via increased inflammation in the hypothalamus.  A simple search of Pub Med using either of the key phrases “palmitate-induced inflammation” or “palmitate-induced insulin resistance” would have generated a lot of articles for her to consider.  However, it was excellent PR for her book.