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Study Showing the Safety of Statin Drugs Is “Fundamentally Flawed”

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A new article authored by Dr. Aseem Malhotra (among others) says that a Lancet study demonstrating the safety of statin drugs is very flawed.

Decades of misinformation on cholesterol and the gross exaggeration of statin benefits with downplaying of side effects has likely led to the overmedication of millions of people across the world.
– Dr. Aseem Malhotra

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Cholesterol and Heart Disease – Are Scientists Missing the Elephant in the Room?

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Are scientists stubbornly focusing on the wrong risk factors for heart disease? The graph above by Dr. Ted Naiman illustrates how researchers in a recent study interpret data in favor of their preconceived ideas: that it’s the LDL cholesterol that is the problem.

The study’s strange conclusion is that “These findings may provide further support for… even lower LDL goals.”

Meanwhile, these heart-disease patients’ total and LDL cholesterol were already low. On the other hand, their triglycerides and HDL cholesterol are at dangerous levels.

Unfortunately, the most effective way to fix bad HDL and triglycerides is not by using a drug, so there’s not much money to be made from this problem. Instead, this can often be corrected with a low-carb and high-fat diet.

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Fasting and Cholesterol

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How can you lower cholesterol without medications? And what happens to your cholesterol if you do intermittent fasting?

High cholesterol is considered a treatable risk factor for cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and strokes. There are many nuances to cholesterol which I do not want to get into, but traditionally, the main division has been between Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) or ‘bad’ cholesterol, and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) or ‘good’ cholesterol. Total cholesterol gives us little useful information. Continue Reading →

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Insulin as a Marker for Heart Disease – Dr. Jeffry Gerber


4.7 out of 5 stars5 stars86%4 stars5%3 stars2%2 stars5%1 star0%37 ratings1,015 viewsIs insulin a better marker for risk of heart disease than cholesterol? Are there studies to support this? And if this is true, what advice should we give to patients and doctors?

Dr. Jeffry Gerber, Denver’s diet doctor, answers all these questions in this important talk from the Low Carb USA conference.

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Framingham and the Muddy Waters, Part 2 – Dr. Jeffry Gerber

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Top 14 Low-Carb Fears

Top 14 low-carb fears

Is a low-carb diet dangerous? Will it harm every organ of your body and destroy the planet?

There are many fears about low carb, and most (but not all) are based on misunderstandings and myths. We’ve put together a big new guide to make sense of the top 14 low-carb fears. Should you be worried or not? Have a look:

Top 14 Low-Carb Fears (And Whether You Should Be Worried)

Do you have friends or relatives (or a doctor) who worry? Feel free to share the guide!

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Risk of Heart Disease – Have We Missed the Elephant in the Room?


4.8 out of 5 stars5 stars84%4 stars10%3 stars3%2 stars1%1 star0%57 ratings1,632 viewsIs it possible that we’ve missed the big elephant in the room regarding heart disease? Why might it be a waste of time to focus on cholesterol? And what should we do instead to prevent heart disease?

Ivor Cummins explains it all to you in this great talk from the recent Low Carb USA conference.

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Framingham and the Muddy Waters, Part 1 – Ivor Cummins

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Debunking the Great Cholesterol Myth


4.6 out of 5 stars5 stars79%4 stars12%3 stars2%2 stars1%1 star3%77 ratings2,147 views“Eating all that fat and cholesterol will clog your arteries and give you heart disease!” Well, it’s not that simple. In this presentation from the Low Carb USA conference, Dr. Jonny Bowden takes on the great cholesterol myth.

Dr. Bowden — a former professional pianist and conductor — earned six certifications in personal training and fitness, has a Masters degree in psychology, a PhD in holistic nutrition, and is board certified by the American College of Nutrition. He’s been seen on most major television networks, including the shows Dr. Oz and The Doctors. He’s the best-selling author of 15 books, including “The Great Cholesterol Myth“.

He’s also a very engaging speaker, and this talk is a good one. What is the great cholesterol myth? Dr. Bowden explains it well here.

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The Great Cholesterol Myth – Dr. Johnny Bowden

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Low Carb and Cholesterol – What’s the Problem?


4.4 out of 5 stars5 stars69%4 stars13%3 stars5%2 stars5%1 star4%86 ratings6,113 viewsCan a low-carb diet be bad for your cholesterol?

For most people eating low carb may only be a good thing, even for their cholesterol, raising the good HDL cholesterol and improving triglycerides. But MAYBE for some people low carb has negative effects. There are a lot of things we simply don’t know yet.

In her presentation at this year’s Low Carb Vail, Dr. Sarah Hallberg – of TEDx fame – talked about what we don’t know about LCHF and cholesterol. You can now watch the entire presentation above (transcript).

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How Do You Know Your Risk of Heart Disease?

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Is insulin a better marker for risk of developing cardiovascular disease than cholesterol? Are there studies to support this? And if this is true, what advice should we give to patients and doctors?

Dr. Jeffry Gerber, Denver’s diet doctor, answers all these questions in this important talk from the Low Carb USA conference. It is the second part of the “Framingham and the Muddy Waters” with Ivor Cummins, here’s the first part.

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Framingham and the Muddy Waters, Part 2 – Dr. Jeffry Gerber

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What’s the Real Cause of Heart Disease?

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What’s the real cause of heart disease? How do we most effectively estimate someone’s risk?

Is it possible that we’ve missed the big elephant in the room? Could it be a waste of time to focus on cholesterol? And if so, what should we do instead to prevent heart disease?

Ivor Cummins explains it all – in his very logical yet entertaining way – in this talk from the recent Low Carb USA conference.

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Framingham and the Muddy Waters, Part 1 – Ivor Cummins

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