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Low-carb diets and cholesterol

Friday, December 13, 2013

Here is a short video of Jeff Volek speaking to the issue of low-carb diets and cholesterol:


The video was put up by JumpstartMD and there is a whole list of short videos that all seem to be taken from a longer interview with Jeff Volek and Steve Phinney.

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    Interesting stuff! Thanks
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  • RUSSELL_40
    While my cholesterol did drop from 197 to 103, and my LDL from 112 to 51, the biggest health benefits came from increasing my HDL ( to 37, and climbing ), and reducing triglycerides from 350 to 75. They never give us the results, if they do test for VLDL, but I will have to ask.

    What I love about low carb, is that when I listen to conversations like this, what they describe is exactly what has happened in my life. Meanwhile low fat promises things, and they never happen the way they say it will. I have no idea why people continue taking advice from " professionals " who do not get the results that they promised.

    If my HDL dropped, and my triglycerides soared on low carb, I would stop listening to the advice of people like this, and probably stop low carb. Luckily, this is the opposite of what happens, but I do have to wonder why low fat dieters seeing such poor results ( 74.1 % are overweight in America now ), don't look for another alternative, even if it isn't low carb.

    Thanks for the link. I may watch a few more. i like that it isn't a 45-90 minute video, and hope the format allows more people to watch and learn. It is important.
    1654 days ago
    I agree, low carb has really helped me get those pounds off but I'm not due a cholesterol check until around April...my numbers were better this year than last year so hope to see better ones coming.
    1654 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    These two are top on my list of people to learn from right after Mark and Dr. Perlmutter.
    Love their work, videos and books.
    1654 days ago
    Last night on PBS, David Perlmutter, MD spoke on Brain Change and his book Grain Brain. did you see it?
    I learned a lot!
    Thanks for the post! You keep me learning!
    1655 days ago
    Another great blog thanks for the post
    1655 days ago
    The funny thing is - and I'm guilty of it myself - we stopped short of the mark. We don't really CARE what the cholesterol level in the blood is, do we? What we're trying to assess, develop risk factors for, and prevent is CVD ... which has never been adequately correlated to cholesterol.

    A book I'm reading at the moment brought this to my attention, and I'm a bit chagrined by it, since I was duped into adopting that focus too! Other markers are far more reliable for predicting and preventing CVD than cholesterol is. Even the newer particulate data we're getting. Nobody talks about homocysteine levels, and that's a much more reliable predictor than serum cholesterol or any of its fractions.

    Even our healthcare professionals continue to stand upon the cholesterol question, and push more and more statins at us to control or lower it, at whatever cost to our health (statins are at least as, if not more, damaging than cholesterol!) and it's doing nothing or very little to arrest CVD.

    Good link though, if you're still aimed towards reducing your serum cholesterol.
    Thanks for posting!
    1655 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/13/2013 3:08:51 AM
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