Are you confused about cholesterol?
How effective are hypertensive medications? We need to look at the NNT value which determines the affectedness of a medication. So let’s look at statins. The static is what all drug companies need to produce to bring a medication to market. How many people do you need to give the g=drug to fix the problem? With antibiotics, it’s 1:1 one person treated one person gets better. A person with high cholesterol with a 245 level, a family history of heart disease, LDL high, and high blood pressure but has not had a heart attack. Statins will not save that person from a patient. 1000 people need to get treated for 1 person to increase overall mortality. Now a person with a cardiac event at 1:38 will benefit. Now if cholesterol caused HD then statins would have a better result than that right? It lowers the cholesterol so this tells us that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. Statins cause more damage than benefits according to the research. What about today’s fat recommendation? Last time I looked fat was an important nutritional component of diet. The macronutrients consist of, Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat. Look here at the new recommendation here. There isn’t a recommendation for fat. In fact the
Due to concern of cholesterol causing heart disease. The American Heart Association started encouraging Americans to reduce saturated fats as far back as 1961. Here is some of their recommendation for healthy fats and unhealthy fats
Now we know that Trans Fats are dangerous and are created to add more shelf life to vegetable oil making them toxic. In this article, I break down and show you which fats are safe and which are toxic and harmful.
Of the four studies that support the 30 percent reduction, all are ancient by the standards of nutrition science. All date to the 1960s.
So What’s The Deal With Vilifying Cholesterol?
Cholesterol has gotten a bad rap and has been demonized for the last 50 years. Eggs, butter, and saturated fats have been blamed for heart disease when in fact they are not the leading cause of heart disease. This statement is so important because ignoring it could put you at risk for Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD).
A recent study where the researchers reviewed 72 studies comprising about 600,000 people from 18 nations found that the current evidence does not support the ongoing recommendation for restricting saturated fats.
“The investigators found that total saturated fatty acid, whether measured in the diet or in the bloodstream as a biomarker, was not associated with coronary disease risk in the observational studies.”
Types And Quality Of Fat Matters
What makes a significant difference is the types of fats consumed. Consuming more fat in the diet did not increase lipid levels but something else did.
Higher Cholesterol Blood Levels Help the Elderly Live Longer
Saturated fat isn’t causing heart disease but a low amount of lipid cholesterol will. If the cholesterol hypothesis is correct then people should live longer if they have lower cholesterol levels right? Well, this study shows that overall mortality is less in elderly that have lower cholesterol protein LDL-C than elderly that have higher levels of LDL-C.
MYTH: People with high cholesterol are more prone to heart attacks.
TRUTH: Young and middle-aged men with cholesterol levels over 350 are slightly more at risk for heart attacks. Those who have cholesterol levels just below 350 are at no greater risk than those whose cholesterol is very low. For elderly men and for women of all ages, high cholesterol is associated with a longer lifespan.
MYTH: Cholesterol & saturated fat clog arteries.
TRUTH: There is very little cholesterol or saturated fat in the arterial plaque or clogs. Most of the material is a calcium deposit akin to lime and most of the fatty acids are unsaturated.
MYTH: Eating saturated fat and cholesterol-rich foods will cause cholesterol levels to rise and make people more susceptible to heart disease.
TRUTH: Many studies show no relationship between diet and cholesterol levels; there is no evidence that saturated fat and cholesterol-rich food contribute to heart disease. As Americans have cut back on saturated fat and cholesterol-rich foods, rates of heart disease have gone up.
MYTH: Cholesterol-lowering drugs have saved many lives.
TRUTH: In the two most recent trials, involving over 10,000 subjects, cholesterol-lowering did not result in any improvement in outcome.
MYTH: Countries that have a high consumption of animal fat and cholesterol have higher rates of heart disease.
TRUTH: There are many exceptions to this observation, such as France and Spain. Furthermore, an association (called a “risk factor”) is not the same as a cause. In wealthy countries where people eat a lot of animal foods, many other factors exist that can contribute to heart disease.
If you frustrated by conflicting information about what kind of fat to eat and are confused by different experts coming down on polar opposite sides of the cholesterol and cardiovascular heart disease debate then this article and the following articles will help you come to your own conclusion.
Is your thyroid the cause of your high cholesterol?
The cholesterol in the body lipoprotein particles doesn’t turn over quickly as it interacts with the LDL as they tend to hang out in the blood longer and start to degrade. It interacts with HDL and a transfer occurs from LDL to HDL this ratio when it’s increased the turnover can be inhibited. LDL particles tend to oxidize and get damaged which causes problems to the vessels. Prevent the particles from being damaged. So the metabolism has to be healthy and active.
Vit K2 animal fats, eggs and hard cheeses, fermented veggies, and Vit K1 greens, Calcification happens in two ways in the innermost lining and the blood vessels occur in certain spots. A more unified layer can be formed in a mid-layer of the vessels as we age. Calcium and defective Metric GLA protein or MGP is a vitamin K protein that protects tissues from calcification. Which can affect the calcification of valves and vessels. Which increases the risk of heart disease.
Arterial plaque formation is oxidization and Vit K 2 deficiency. Toss in inflammation and it’s a recipe for disaster. Bit k2 plays multiple roles including cell survival. Cell death leads to a build-up of garbage in the vessels. Fermented plant foods have high Vit K2.
Coronary Calcium test. CT scan 110x a traditional chest X-ray.
What happens when we don’t get enough cholesterol? There is a disease smitoniopteic syndrome where a baby can’t synthesize it’s own cholesterol. Cholesterol is needed for a healthy pregnancy.
What did this major study find?
In this study, the authors looked at a complication of 21 different epidemiological studies. Epidemiology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of diseases in populations. This metadata analysis comprised 347,747 subjects during a 5-23yr time period. During the follow-up of this population, 11,0006 developed CHD or stroke.
The study found that there is no association between saturated fat and the risk of heart disease or stroke.
I know it’s hard to believe but cholesterol isn’t causing or putting you at risk for heart disease. In this article, you’ll learn the real cause of heart disease and how you can protect yourself from the underlying causes.
What are the major indicators of CVD
Predictive markers total to hdl/LDL ratio
Hormone disfunction Insulin disfunction
The metabolic syndrome causes insulin resistance in the cells of the body and affects all aspects of the body.
Insulin helps us make more thyroid hormone and active T3 and T4