Meat-based diet research

Last update: 12 December 2021

This is a list human experimental evidence on animal foods-only diets. If you know of any more, please send them to me (I’m sure you can find my contact info).

(With the rise of interesting times, there is even some self-report epidemiology on the subject.)

Experimental

  1. McClellan WS, Du Bois EF. Clinical calorimetry XLV. Prolonged meat diets with a study of kidney function and ketosis. J Biol Chem 87:651-668, 1930.4
  2. Walter S. McClellan, Virgil R. Rupp, and Vincent Toscani. CLINICAL CALORIMETRY: XLVI. PROLONGED MEAT DIETS WITH A STUDY OF THE METABOLISM OF NITROGEN, CALCIUM, AND PHOSPHORUS. J. Biol. Chem. 1930 87: 669-.
  3. David LA, Maurice CF, Carmody RN, et al. Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. Nature. 2014;505(7484):559-563. doi:10.1038/nature12820
  4. Capacity for Moderate Exercise in Obese Subjects after Adaptation to a Hypocaloric, Ketogenic Diet. Stephen D. Phinney, Edward S. Horton, Ethan A. H. Sims, John S. Hanson, Elliot Danforth Jr., Betty M. Lagrange Published November 1, 1980. Citation Information: J Clin Invest. 1980;66(5):1152-1161. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI109945.
  5. Torrey, John C., and Elizabeth Montu. “The Influence of an Exclusive Meat Diet on the Flora of the Human Colon.” The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 49, no. 2, 1931, pp. 141–176. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/30081508. Accessed 9 Nov. 2020.
  6. CLINICAL CALORIMETRY: XLVII. PROLONGED MEAT DIETS WITH A STUDY OF THE RESPIRATORY METABOLISM. Walter S. McClellan, Henry J. Spencer, Emil A. Falk, and With the technical assistance of G. F. Soderstrom. J. Biol. Chem. 1931 93: 419-.
  7. Defects of Pemmican as an Emergency Ration for Infantry Troops, Nutrition Reviews, Volume 3, Issue 10, October 1945, Pages 314–315, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.1945.tb08500.x

Epidemiology

  1. Belinda S Lennerz, Jacob T Mey, Owen H Henn, David S Ludwig, Behavioral Characteristics and Self-reported Health Status Among 2029 Adults Consuming a “Carnivore Diet”, Current Developments in Nutrition, 2021;, nzab133, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzab133
  2. Protogerou, C.; Leroy, F.; Hagger, M.S. Beliefs and Experiences of Individuals Following a Zero-Carb Diet. Behav. Sci. 202111, 161. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs11120161