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75% of patients admitted for heart attack did NOT have high LDL, but 90% had an HDL lower than 60. Low HDL is also a predictor of type 2 diabetes. What researchers found is that most of these patients had pre-diabetes (diabesity) or metabolic syndrome. The "healthy" low-fat diet we were all encouraged to follow changed heathy cholesterol profiles into heart attack-prone profiles (high triglycerides, low HDL, small LDL particles). Sugar causes increased small LDL, higher triglycerides, and lower HDL - all of the risk factors noted above. When people began following a low fat diet, the sugar consumption went way up. Bad? Sugar (flour and refined carbs) and trans-fats. Good: Omega-3 oils and monounsaturated fats (nuts and olive oil). ... See MoreSee Less
A lot of people take daily ibuprofen; it is not without risk. I saw an 18 year-old female, requiring serious resuscitation in the ER, who had been taking a lot of ibuprofen for menstrual cramps, and she was bleeding profusely from a NSAID-induced ulcer. Many people know about that risk. But, not widely recognized is that prolonged ibuprofen intake can increase risk of heart attack by 31%. In this study, diclofenac (one trademarked name in the U.S. is Voltaren) increased risk by 50% ... See MoreSee Less
The habit-forming properties of processed food is a fine science. What can we do about it? youtu.be/wTNlHyjip94Sugar scientist and UCSF professor of health policy Laura Schmidt questions whether consumers really do have freedom of choice – and what policymakers can le... ... See MoreSee Less