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  • v SHORTCUT58
    Thank you everyone!
    2364 days ago
    Hi! I wasn't sure that you would be back to the Living Low Carb forum, and your last comment there was about having slightly (elevated, I assume) cholesterol levels.

    The results for women and men regarding cholesterol and heart disease are VERY different. It should come as no surprise that, even after all these years, there's a tendency in medicine to try and treat female patients the same way they that they treat male patients. But, just as our normal overall bodyfat percentage MUST be higher than a man's to be healthy, our cholesterol levels should be as well.

    Here's a link to a summary article:

    and more importantly, look at this conclusion from an article referenced on PubMed:

    CONCLUSION: Our study provides an updated epidemiological indication of possible errors in the CVD risk algorithms of many clinical guidelines. If our findings are generalizable, clinical and public health recommendations regarding the 'dangers' of cholesterol should be revised. This is especially true for women, for whom moderately elevated cholesterol (by current standards) may prove to be not only harmless but even beneficial.

    Here's a link to that article as well.

    Low carb DOES, however, lower one of the truly critical risk markers for heart disease, namely, triglycerides. Triglycerides are made from dietary sugar and starch, NOT from dietary fat.

    I hope you're getting the general idea from my long-winded comment here that low-carb is NOT a weight loss plan. It is a healthy eating plan with weight loss as a side effect.

    2365 days ago
  • v CHLOE453
    Hi....I came across your page and thought I would drop a line in wishing you fantastic success on this weight loss journey that we are all taking together. Hope you are having a great day today.....Kelly

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    3050 days ago

    Welcome to Sparkpeople! I wish you the best on your journey toward greater health and happiness..

    3050 days ago