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Old 10-15-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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I'm participating in a LCHF study next week

So yeah about 100 of us here in Iceland who are doing LCHF are participating in the study. I signed up few days ago and just received the letter with info and a food journal. In English it's called "Low-Carb High-Fat Diet and health markers" study.

Thursday next week I will have some measurements taken, hand over the food journal and give some blood.

They aren't specific in the letter about what will be measured though I think she mentioned something about blood fat on the phone. We're suppose to go in the morning on an empty stomach.

I'm kinda excited about it. They will also do a follow up a year from now.

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Old 10-16-2014, 01:24 AM   #2
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That is exciting. I can't wait to hear more about it. We need more studies on LCHF.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:37 AM   #4
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Exciting! And awesome to be able to be part of a study like this!
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Very cool! The more studies the better!
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:12 AM   #6
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Wow, that's so cool. I'd love to be part of a study like that. You lucky fella!

Is the food journal just that or do they want you to follow guidelines?
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:44 AM   #7
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No guidelines just as long as you have been and are doing LCHF, which has become quite popular around here in the past 2 years.

And yes I'm lucky. It doesn't pay anything but I'm just happy to be a part of a such a study. Plus I will also be able to get my personal info which is something I wanted to do this winter anyway so then that's done with Hopefully it will be many different type of markers they look into.
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The fact that research is being conducted is excellent news!
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:14 AM   #9
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Wow - that's awesome.

So is that letter in Icelandic? Just curious - I must say though that you seem so proficient with english that it took me aback a second before I went "doh" (yea I have moments like that )

Anyway - how awesome and I hope they actually give you a copy of your results (some studies here don't).
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Very cool indeed.

Where did you learn about this way of eating? I heard of it from Jimmy Moore.

Just curious

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Old 10-16-2014, 08:25 AM   #11
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I did Atkins in the past but LCHF has been covered many times in the media here after the change that's been happening in Sweden so I decided to try it out. There have also been 3 Icelandic books about the lifestyle. The first one was a best seller.

But yeah I like LCHF more than Atkins. Staying very low-carb rather than moving up the latter.

I heard about it on the Icelandic LCHF Facebook page. It's really big it has 13.000 people on it which is 4% of the population.

Crystal yes the letter is in Icelandic It's similar to the other Nordic languages but it's the one that has changed the least and is most like the original viking language (we can understand old text from the viking era). Most Icelanders speak good English. We start studying it in school from age 11 but most kids are fluent before that because of most television material being in English with subtitles rather than dubbed.

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Old 10-16-2014, 08:41 AM   #12
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I had a mini relapse last week for 3 days (was suppose to be one day for my birthday). Do you guys think it will have negative impact on the blood measurements? I plan to eat very clean until the testing which will be about 10 days after it happened. It took me 2 days to get back into ketosis.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:22 AM   #13
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Geiri, how totally awesome to be part of this! As far as the off plan, no, I don't. You are back in ketosis. Good luck!
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:12 AM   #14
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..(snip) and is most like the original viking language (we can understand old text from the viking era). (snip).
Well that is totally cool! (I loved some of the Norse mythology some which stem from the old stories) ... I so would have like being a linguist or interpreter but sigh my language skills ugh. lol. Barely can speak a smattering of Spanish. My daughter is trying to learn French now but I'll be darned if I can pronounce some of their sounds lol. She tells me I mangle it terribly (she's pretty critical of ol' mom

As for tv, etc. I think I'd rather have dubbed than subtitles - too much reading and you miss some of the action I'd think. (I tend to watch action movies a lot anyway).

How would your pronounce your name anyway? Like the american Jerry?
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:39 AM   #15
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Well you get used to it, reading quickly and moving your eyes up and down all the time. I can see how it might be tiresome when you aren't used to it but when you've grown up with it it's no big deal.

Plus once your English is good enough you don't really need to read the subtitles.

My name is pronounced gei like gay and ri like ring.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:44 AM   #16
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I had a mini relapse last week for 3 days (was suppose to be one day for my birthday). Do you guys think it will have negative impact on the blood measurements? I plan to eat very clean until the testing which will be about 10 days after it happened. It took me 2 days to get back into ketosis.
I think you should ask the people running the study how long they expect that you have been eating LCHF before the food trial. I would hate for you to skew the results because you were not eating according to protocol close to the time you were tested.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:24 AM   #17
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I'll mention it when I go there.

But you'll never have a large group of people where everybody has eaten completely clean in the months before. It being so shortly before the study just made me wonder. I think I'm well keto adapted though.

There is no way I'll be in the same state a person that just started the diet 10 days ago. 3 days don't ruin that much for you.

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Old 10-16-2014, 11:32 AM   #18
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That's fantastic. Cant wait to hear how this turns out!
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I'm guessing they are going to be more looking for changes to lab values (better or worse) over the year timeframe of the study. So what you eat before I doubt would have much impact (even if you go into the already eating LCHF group).
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The pitfalls you all have mentioned are the confounding factors in a food questionnaire type study. Unfortunately, that's why such studies have only limited value. Geiri's idea of low carb may be very different than the next guy's, and the cheating we all do from time to time is another factor.

Still, it's exciting to see some research being conducted and to be a part of it.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:52 PM   #21
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Hah ..well I totally missed that you said it was your Birthday last week!

mi, mi, mi, (clears throat) ...

H A P P Y * * H A P P Y


Hope you had a great Birthday!
Now back to the and
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:28 PM   #22
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This is so cool!
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:19 PM   #23
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Mehhh I turned 29 nothing special.

Next year I'll do a whole week of carbs

Just kidding.
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This is exciting! I wish the U.S. Would get with the program!
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That is exciting! I wouldn't worry about the cheat days. This will be another encouragement to stay on track. We all need those!!
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:14 PM   #26
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Ahhhh I was gonna have my last meal of the day right now and then I remembered I have to fast for 12 hours before the study and it's only 9 hours until I go. I'm sooo hungry!

I totally forgot to time my meal so I could have it the latest possible (my hours are late, never fall asleep before 1 am).

I won't crack but I'm so annoyed with myself right now. To bed on a really empty stomach it is.
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