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Cutting Sugar Rapidly Improves Heart Health Markers

Sugar – not just empty calories

Can a simple dietary change – just eating less sugar – make children’s risk of heart disease take a quick nose dive? Possibly.

In a new study (by Prof. Robert Lustig among others) researchers made obese children have less sugar, without changing calorie intake or macronutrients. They only substituted starch for sugar.

What happened? A fat associated with heart disease, triglycerides, decreased by 33% and there were dramatic reductions of small, dense LDL cholesterol (another risk factor for heart disease). All in ten days:

This supports the idea that sugar is uniquely problematic when it comes to heart disease risk. But the study did not have a control group, so the findings have be taken with a grain of salt (this is not an RCT).

Still, getting these big reductions in heart disease risk factors just by eating less sugar and more of something else, without changing body weight, and in just 10 days… it’s hard to ignore.

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UK Government May Acknowledge They Were Wrong on Saturated Fats

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The UK government may acknowledge that they’ve been wrong to demonize saturated fats. They’ve ordered a review of the advice and a first report will be published next year. This after several new studies have failed to find any connection between eating saturated fats and heart disease.

A great first step.

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Do All People With Heart Disease Have Diabetes?


4.6 out of 5 stars5 star84%4 star4%3 star4%2 star0%1 star8%25 ratings1,502 viewsDo all people with heart disease have diabetes? Diagnosed or not?

Could blood sugar and insulin tests be more helpful than cholesterol tests at predicting risk of heart disease?

That’s what the now retired 94-year-old doctor Joseph R. Kraft believed. He discovered a very strong link between heart disease and diabetes type 2. And it may be that he was right.

Dr. Jeffrey Gerber talked about this in his presentation at Low Carb Vail in February this year. You can watch a segment above (transcript).

The full 33-minute presentation on our member site:

Framingham and the Muddy Waters – Full presentation

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Statins Leave Fit Pensioner Barely Able to Walk

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Cholesterol-lowering medications come with side effects, and muscle pain is a common one. Here’s another story about the side effects that pharmaceutical companies attempt to downplay:

Express UK: Statins Leave Fit Pensioner Barely Able to Walk

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The Cause of Heart Disease – and the Tests That Can Save Your Life

What is the true cause of heart disease – and what are the tests that could save your life?

Here’s an interesting new presentation with Ivor “The Fat Emperor” Cummins (check out our recent interview below).

The Fat Emperor: Heart Disease Root Causes – and the Tests That Can Save Your Life!

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“Ever Since I Was a Child, I Have Tried to Lose Weight”

Before and after

Before and after

Patrik had been struggling with his weight his entire life and nothing had worked. Then he found out why… Continue Reading →

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Does Everyone With Heart Disease Have Diabetes?

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How do you know if you’re at risk for heart disease or not? Traditional cholesterol panels are not usually very helpful – but they should not be ignored completely either.

What may matter most of all is something discovered by the now retired 94-year-old doctor Joseph R. Kraft. He discovered a very strong link between heart disease and diabetes type 2… so strong that he said this:

Those with cardiovascular disease not identified with diabetes… are simply undiagnosed.

It’s quite an interesting story, and at the recent Low Carb Vail conference Dr. Jeffry Gerber told it effectively. The presentation, shot with 4 cameras and with the slides edited in, and including captions, is now available on the member site.

Framingham and the Muddy Waters – Dr. Jeffry Gerber

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Dr. Maryanne Demasi Applauded For Exposing Statin Con

This clip is worth watching. It’s Dr. Aseem Malhotra speaking in Australia, about how Dr. Maryanne Demasi was attacked for questioning mass statin prescriptions on national TV.

If you want to watch the banned Catalyst shows they are embedded below.

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“Stop Buying Into the Great Statin Con”

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It’s time to stop buying into the great statin con, says Dr. Aseem Malhotra. The benefits have been greatly exaggerated and the side effects have been downplayed, as our knowledge is completely based on studies from the statin industry.

Side effects include muscle pain, weakness, feeling tired, and slightly reduced IQ. Also, for every one hundred people taking statins for a few years one extra person will develop diabetes type 2.

Apparently newer and more rigorously controlled studies (after 2006) on statins show overall no significant benefit at all.

Considering all this statins should probably only be prescribed to people at very high risk of heart disease (usually only people with preexisting disease). Certainly not to a large part of the healthy population.

Huffington Post: The Great Statin Con?

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The Average Age of a Heart Attack Falls to 60 – Guess Why?

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For the first time in generations, the average age of people suffering severe heart attacks have fallen – from 64-years-old to 60-years-old.

The culprit? Probably the massive increase in obesity and diabetes.

In short, younger and fatter Americans are falling victim to life-threatening heart attacks at a much higher rate.

Modern Readers: Cleveland Clinic: Obesity Now a Factor in 40% of Severe Heart Attacks

How can you avoid becoming a part of the heart attack statistics? Do five things:

A low-carb diet can help you with all of it, except the smoking part.

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