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Acronyms

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Last updated 8/12/2015

I'll try to put acronyms here in alphabetical order along with synonyms or related acronyms.  I'll update this post as I'm able, feel free to comment with acronyms from other posts you don't recognize.  Disqus does not integrate with pages in Blogger, so to avoid confusion I have comments off on this page.  Feel free to go "off topic" in comments on any post if I use an acronym you don't recognize!


Asylum Acromania:  (because I just can't help myself)


BWBS = Baffling With Bull S#!+
IHC = Incestral Health Community (paleo, ancestral, Weston A Price, real food, LC, etc.)
LCWLSSC = Low Carb Weight Loss Success Story Celeb
POOP = Pulled Out Of Posterior
TWICHOO = Taubes' Wrong Insulin-Carbohydrate Hypothesis of Obesity
TWICHOOB = TWICHOO Believer



Science & Diet:

ATP = Adenosine TriPhosphate - molecules produce in metabolism that provide energy to cells
AUC = Area Under Curve (a measure of total amount of something over a period of time)
BG = Blood Glucose
BMR = Basal Metabolic Rate (aka RMR, REE)
BS = Blood Sugar - or Bovine Feces
CHYLO = chylomicrons
CICO = Calories In / Calories Out referring to energy balance based ideas
DAG = Di Acyl Glycerol (aka diglyceride)
DNL = de novo lipogenesis
ELMM = Eat Less Move More
EMML = Eat More Move Less
FBG = Fasting Blood Glucose
FFA = Free Fatty Acids (aka Non-Esterified Fatty Acids, NEFA)
GH = Growth Hormone
GI = Glycemic Index
GL = Glycemic Load
GLP = Glucagon Like Peptide
GSIS = Glucose Stimulated Insulin Secretion
HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HDL = High Density Lipoprotein
HGH = Human Growth Hormone
HSL = Hormone Sensitive Lipase (responsible for lipolysis in adipocytes)
IDDM = Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (aka Type 1 Diabetes)
IGF = Insulin-like Growth Factor
IGT = Impaired Glucose Tolerance
II = Insulinogenic Index
IMTG/IMCT/IMCL = Intra Myo Cellular TriGlycerides/Intra Myo Cellular Triglycerides/Intra Myo Cellular Lipid
IR = Insulin Resistance
KD = Ketogenic Diet
LCFA = Long Chain Fatty Acid
LD = Lipid Droplet
LDL = Low Density Lipoprotein
LPL = LipoProtein Lipase
MCT = Medium Chain Triglyceride
MUFA = Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acid
NAD = Neolithic Agents of Disease - commonly wheat, linoleic acid (O6,veggie oils), sugar/fructose
NAD/NADH = Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide with or without H = hydrogen
NEAT = Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis -- e.g. energy expended for movement other than exercise
NEFA = Non-Esterified Fatty Acids aka Free Fatty Acids
NIDDM = Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (aka Type 2 Diabetes)
OGTT = Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
pp = postprandial
PUFA = Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acid
REE = Resting Energy Expenditure (aka RMR, BMR)
RMR = Resting Metabolic Rate (aka BMR, REE)
ROS = Reactive Oxidative Species
SCFA = Short Chain Fatty Acid
SFA = Saturated Fatty Acid
SPA = Spontaneous Physical Activity (the activity for NEAT energy)
TAG = Tri-Acyl Glycerol (aka triglycerides)
trig = Triglyceride - Fatty Acid, as in the TAG/FA cycle
TDEE = Total Daily Energy Expenditure - e.g. your entire "metabolism"
TEA = Thermogenic Effect of Activity - e.g. energy expended during formal activity/exercise
TEF = Thermogenic Effect of Food - e.g. energy expended to digest/process food
TFLOT = The First Law of Thermodynamics
TSLOT = The Second Law of Thermodynamics
VLC = Very Low Carb
VLDL = Very Low Density Lipoprotein (aka triglycerides in a lipid profile)



Books and Brands:

BFS or TBFS = The Big Fat Surprise , Nina Teicholz
GCBC = Good Calories, Bad Calories , Gary Taubes
#LCHF = Low Carb HIGH Fat
LLVLC = Livin la Vida Low Carb - Jimmy Moore's Atkins inspired low carb brand
TNA = The New Atkins , Eric Westman, Jeff Volek & Stephen Phinney
WWGF = Why We Get Fat , Gary Taubes


General:


AFAIC:  As Far As I'm Concerned
AFAIK:  As Far As I Know
FUBAR:  F&#$ed Up Beyond All Recognition
FWIW:  For What It's Worth
OMG:  Oh My God
OTOH:  On The Other Hand
STFU:  Shut The F&#$ Up
WTF:  What The F#(?
VBEG:  Very Big Evil Grin
VBG:  Very Big Grin

WOE = Way Of Eating
WOL = Way Of Life