594: Stanford Diet Researcher Dr. Christopher Gardner Still Following Up On Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Diets For Weight Loss


Associate professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and diet researcher Dr. Christopher Gardner is our guest today on The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!


Landmark nutritional research was conducted by Dr. Christopher Gardner and published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association in March 2007 called A TO Z: A Comparative Weight Loss Study. In that study, this devout vegetarian advocate (for moral reasons) found that the Atkins low-carb diet produced more weight loss and better health improvements than the low-fat Ornish, moderate-carb Zone or standard American LEARN diet. This was obviously big news in the low-carb community at the time and Dr. Gardner went on the lecture circuit to discuss his study results, including a May 2008 lecture at the Stanford School of Medicine posted on YouTube called The Battle of the Diets: Is Anyone Winning (At Losing?).

It’s been a few years since that historical JAMA study sent shock waves through the medical community. What’s been going on with Dr. Gardner’s continued research into this subject and how has his point of view changed regarding diet and health over the past five years? Listen in today as Jimmy has a rather candid conversation with this top nutritional researcher about the continuing ramifications resulting from his positive low-carb diet study.


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Dr. Christopher Gardner Stanford School of Medicine page
A TO Z: A Comparative Weight Loss Study
The Battle of the Diets: Is Anyone Winning (At Losing?)
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4 Responses to 594: Stanford Diet Researcher Dr. Christopher Gardner Still Following Up On Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Diets For Weight Loss
  1. Peter Silverman
    July 26, 2012 | 5:12 am

    Re: “Ronald Krauss sees no negative in saturated fat.”.Krauss has changed his mind, based on his new research, and now seems to think there are two nutritional highways to heart disease: overdoing carbs and overdoing saturated fat. He seems to think that while you can eat all the beef you want, if you add saturated fat as from dairy, your heart attack risk goes way up. You can find interviews with him on Meandmydiabetes.com. If someone thinks this is incorrect info, please let me know. Peter Silverman ascloseastheair@gmail.com.

  2. Melancholyaeon
    July 26, 2012 | 8:06 am

    Great show! Also first time I think you’ve had nice audio quality. Gardener turns out to have an open mind and a self-deprecating sense of humor. Still I would like to see him start using support methods like Westman does. That would be even more effective.

    • LLVLCBlog
      July 26, 2012 | 2:35 pm

      Maybe the first time in a while…my ISP fixed the “noise” issue on my line and Skype played ball with me on this one. You should hear marked improvement in the episodes coming up in the next few months. 😀

  3. Jillm
    July 30, 2012 | 2:48 am

    Very interesting interview.  Thank you Christopher and Jimmy.

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