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The Straight Dope on Cholesterol: 10 Things You Need to Know – Part 1 by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 21 Aug 2012 7:01pm This is a guest post by Peter Attia and is a summary based on a 10-part series of the same name that you can find at The Eating Academy .   To put this summary post and, more importantly, this 10-part series in perspective, let’s examine one of the most pervasive pieces of dietary advice given to people worldwide: “Eating foods tha ... Read on »
The Straight Dope on Cholesterol: 10 Things You Need to Know – Part 2 by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 21 Aug 2012 7:01pm This is a guest post by Peter Attia and is a summary based on a 10-part series of the same name that you can find at The Eating Academy . To read The Straight Dope on Cholesterol: 10 Things You Need to Know – Part 1 click here . To start at the beginning of Peter’s 10-part series click here . Now, Peter… Because there is ... Read on »
Why having high cholesterol isn't always bad by Mark Hyman, M.D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Sep 2008 12:05am 2 Comments Lowering cholesterol can be harmful to your health. Sound crazy? It’s true. In fact, a recent study in “The New England Journal of Medicine” shows that even if your bad cholesterol (LDL) is under 70, statin drugs don’t protect you if your good (HDL) cholesterol is also low. That’s obvious if you know the real cause of heart disease -- w ... Read on »
Statins and the Cholesterol Hypothesis – Part I by Kurt G Harris MD Posted Wed 21 Jul 2010 8:31am Reader Stephen is a young man I have corresponded with a few times on the subject of his diagnosis of FH (heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia) and what he should do about it. His TC runs about 467 mg/dl and his LDL about 333 mg/dl. He has a CAC (calcium score) of 16, which is very high for a 24 year old man. This would be at about the 50 ... Read on »
Two daily doses of probiot ... by John R. Posted Tue 13 Nov 2012 7:51am Two daily doses of probiotics can lower bad cholesterol This appears to be a commercial study that has not been peer reviewed and goes against the general finding of little or no  relationship between diet and serum cholesterrol Yoghurt fans have yet another reason to tuck in to a pot - the dairy snack is good for the heart. Researchers ... Read on »
Testosterone for Dry Eyes by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Fri 19 Mar 2010 9:50am Testosterone for Dry Eye Syndrome  by Jeffrey Dach MD  Mrs. B was 58 years old with typical menopausal symptoms of night sweats and hot flashes, and came to see me because of dry itchy, red eyes.  The lids sometimes swell because of the irritation.  Over the years, Mrs ... Read on »
Something fishy? by Matt S. Posted Thu 23 Sep 2010 5:46pm A 30-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of lung nodules detected during pre transplant evaluation for his stage V chronic kidney disease (CKD). Sounds routine, but what caught me completely clueless was when I was told that he had CKD due to lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) deficiency. A prominent physical findi ... Read on »
IND Application Filed With FDA To Bring Cyclodextrin Into The Brain To Treat Fatal Childhood Cholesterol Disease by Chris H. Posted Sat 17 Jul 2010 10:03am After months and months of work and input by doctors and researchers, Dr. Caroline Hastings at Children’s Hospital Research Center Oakland filed our second Investigational New Drug application (IND) with the FDA on July 14, 2010. The 200+ page IND filing details our request to deliver hydro ... Read on »
Benefits of High-Saturated Fat Diets (Part I) by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 07 Jun 2009 10:10pm Results above -- click to enlarge. What's a 46% fat diet? Perhaps what our stone-age ancestors consumed during happy, reproductive, fertile times? The diet compared 6% Sat Fat (low fat) to 18% Sat Fat (high fat) in a little discussed publication by Krauss et al, one of the founders of NMR lipoprotein density technology here in the ... Read on »
Fish oil: The natural triglyceride form is better by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 02 Feb 2011 8:10am If you have a choice, the triglyceride form of fish oil is preferable. The triglyceride form, i.e., 3 omega-3 fatty acids on a glycerol "backbone," is the form found in the body of fish that protects them from cold temperatures (i.e., they remain liquid at low ambient temperatures). Most fish oils on the market are the ethyl ester form. Thi ... Read on »