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on the Hidden Dangers of Oatmeal

The Consistency Project
The Consistency Project
on the Hidden Dangers of Oatmeal

Soundbyte summary: Oatmeal has taken a bunch of hits in the media from glyphosate exposure to insulin spiking to being a grain. However, the reality is, if there is a danger from oatmeal – it’s from not eating it.

Topics include:
• What glyphosate is (and why it doesn’t really matter) 
• Why understanding the role dosage plays in risk factors are important 
• If oatmeal really is “the worst thing you can eat at breakfast” (and spiking your insulin)
• The value of the Glycemic Index 
• Why we’re probably better off with oatmeal in our diet (including the benefits of soluble fiber)

Referenced Articles

Andreotti et al., 2017. Glyphosate study with applicators in North Caroline and Iowa.
European Food Safety Authority, 2015. Report on glyphosate carcinogenic hazard to humans.
Fulgoni et al., 2015. Oatmeal associated with healthier diets and lower body mass index.
Guyenet & Schwartz, 2012. Insulin and glucose levels do not drive hunger.
Ho et al., 2016. Oatmeal reduces cholesterol in randomized controlled trials
Kirman et al., 2021. Non-Hogkins Lymphoma and glyphosate meta-analysis.

Referenced Podcasts
on the Cancer Risk of Meat
Quick Bites #1 (see question #4 for “grains” and #5 for oats and gluten free)
on the Highs and Lows of Continuous Glucose Monitors



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