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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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9 Comments

  1. Aline
    Oh my goodness...they are not even talking about the Triglycerides in the study!!!
  2. Victor Lavigne
    The medical fix for high triglycerides is to prescribe statins. This may not be very effective, but its the only weapon that allopathic medicine has.... and everyone knows that doctors can't tell patients to eat LCHF in defiance of the ADA :-)
  3. Alice
    “Unfortunately, the most effective way to fix bad HDL...” I thought HDL is good cholesterol, LDL is the bad one?
  4. Elena
    I'm assuming he meant fixing a low HDL. Low HDL is a cardiac risk factor.
  5. XXX
    Triglycerides are treated with fibrates.
  6. Ang
    To fix low HDL levels, exercise min 3 times a week at 30mins each time. Fenofibrate is also great to lower Tri and can help to improve HDL slightly. It also lowers LDL slightly.
  7. gbl
    Ang: No. NO on the fibrates.

    http://yarchive.net/med/fibrates.html

  8. Baron
    I have the same comment as Alice. I think the LDL and HDL should be reversed in the text part of this article.
    Reply: #9
  9. HDL is bad if it's to low. ;-)

    I have the same comment as Alice. I think the LDL and HDL should be reversed in the text part of this article.

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