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Vegan Vs. LCHF Cardiology Battle

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Is a low-fat vegan or an LCHF diet better for lowering the risks of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease? If you want to hear the arguments for both sides, you can watch this video with Dr. Aseem Malhotra and the vegan-inclined Dr. Joel Kahn.

Skip to 1:48 unless you want to learn more about penile arteries:

Mind Body Green: Two Cardiologists Debate Fat, Sugar, And Coconut Oil

The common ground between the two debaters and cardiologists is that sugar is bad for you and lifestyle (movement, stress reduction, not smoking) is important in decreasing risk factors. When it comes to fat they predictably disagreed.

According to Dr. Naiman – from whom I’ve stolen the header to this post – there was a clear winner to the debate. What do you think?

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The Rapid Rise in Cardiovascular Disease in China

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According to a study by Harvard researchers, China is facing an enormous problem with heart disease, brought on by lifestyle factors and smoking.

As the Chinese increasingly start adopting Western lifestyle habits, such as drinking soda and consuming junk food, obesity and heart disease rates are skyrocketing. In addition, the fat-phobic dietary guidelines in China only seem to exacerbate the problem.

Maybe the Chinese should stop copying the West, especially when it comes to our biggest mistakes, like smoking and low-fat diets?

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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?


4.3 out of 5 stars5 star79%4 star3%3 star3%2 star0%1 star13%29 ratings1,721 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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