Apr 27

Presenting the Lipid Energy Model to Stanford University

I was incredibly honored to be invited by Annelise E. Barron, Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, to present my research to her class and discuss the Lipid Energy Model in depth. Originally, I was going to be flying to the campus to give the talk directly, but with the current Covid-19 crisis all speakers were presenting via Zoom.

This proved to be an excellent opportunity provide an overview for general (not low carb) audience. Overall, the presentation was well received, maintained strong retention, and there was quite a bit of discussion afterward. (Discussion not included in the video)

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Hi, I like your post really I have read first-time Thanks for sharing keep up the good work.

Randy Neufeld
Randy Neufeld

What were the hardest questions in the follow-up discussion?

Peggy Heppelmann
Peggy Heppelmann

Dave, My husband and I fund research investigating diet and chronic disease. I would like to talk to you about your lean mass hyper responder research. I think I can clarify a piece of the puzzle that you are missing with LMHRs, and would like to discuss supporting your research program. Please contact me at the email below.


Dave and Siobhan, have you looked up anorexia and high cholesterol before? I found a few interesting papers on the subject. It looks like anorexics often have high LDL, high HDL, and low triglycerides. This goes along with elevated ketones. It’s not a great comparison since anorexia is going to cause a bunch of health challenges too like being malnourished and actually starving, but I thought it was interesting. Here is one paper https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16791856/. Have you ever checked your CEPT before?

Siobhan Huggins

Hi Reese! Yes, I’m not sure if it’s been brought up in a presentation, etc but it is something Dave has discussed with me in regards to what he’s looked into before. I’ll see if he’s seen the paper you’ve linked in particular, as more info on this is appreciated, regardless with regards to the lipid energy model.
Regarding CETP (if that’s what you meant? If not, please correct me!) I’ve not seen a blood test available to measure it through common resources, so I haven’t.


Oh! Hah! You mentioned anorexia in your presentation. I should have watched the whole thing first. I thought I’d discovered something new. 🙂