April 16, 2014

Study: Cholesterol Levels not Associated with Heart Disease Risk

Cholesterol Molecule Study: Cholesterol Levels not Associated with Heart Disease Risk

by Dr John Briffa
The Cholesterol Truth

Excerpts:

Relationship Between Cholesterol And Cardiovascular Disease Not Clear-Cut

Strokes are caused when blood supply to the brain is interrupted for a prolonged period of time and may leave sufferers with long lasting disability. Strokes are also a leading cause of death. The most common type of stroke in the UK and US is known as ‘ischaemic’ stroke. Here, vessels supplying blood to the brain become blocked, starving the brain of blood. The other less common type of stroke is known as ‘haemorrhagic’ stroke, caused when blood vessels burst and bleed.

Over time, data on 192 patients who had suffered an ischaemic stroke was gathered. These patients were divided into two groups: one group of individuals who had no heart disease and another group who did. Then the researchers compared a variety of risk factors between the groups to see if there were any significant differences here. Older age was associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Also, high blood pressure was associated with a very enhanced risk. However, cholesterol levels had no association with risk. In other words, neither higher total cholesterol nor LDL-cholesterol was associated with an increased risk of heart disease, and higher HDL-cholesterol was not associated with lower risk. What do the authors of the study make of this finding? It’s difficult to say because, for whatever reason, they chose to not address it at all in their discussion. I suppose it’s possible that the authors are aware that cholesterol levels are not a particularly good predictor for heart disease, and didn’t comment because their results did not surprise them. Or maybe they didn’t want to draw attention to findings which are out of keeping with ‘conventional wisdom’ and are therefore ‘inexplicable’.

 Read the full article and comment here: http://www.thecholesteroltruth.com/relationship-between-cholesterol-and-cardiova

Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You!
What REALLY Causes Heart Disease
by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD

fat and cholesterol are good for you Study: Cholesterol Levels not Associated with Heart Disease Risk

Free Shipping Available!

0 commentsback to post

Other articlesgo to homepage

How Turmeric Can Save the Aging Brain From Dementia and Premature Death

How Turmeric Can Save the Aging Brain From Dementia and Premature Death

A promising new study published in Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry reveals the primary polyphenol in turmeric known as curcumin (which gives it its golden hue) may provide what the study authors describe as an “effective therapeutic strategy to reverse age-related cerebrovascular dysfunction.”

Age-related cerebrovascular dysfunction is occurring on an epidemic scale in Western countries and include, “stroke, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases.” Presently, very few if any conventional medical interventions are capable of providing effective solutions, and none have been found to reverse underlying pathologies in conditions whose trajectories are generally characterized as ‘incurable.’ All the more reason why the new study holds so much promise in providing an evidence-based natural solution that is safe, effective, affordable and easily accessible as a familiar food ingredient.

Aged Garlic and Other Natural Strategies Reduce Hypertension

Aged Garlic and Other Natural Strategies Reduce Hypertension

Researchers from Australia’s University of Adelaide have confirmed that garlic is effective for reducing blood pressure. We can now add garlic to the list of several natural strategies to reduce hypertension. The researchers conducted a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial with 79 patients who had been diagnosed with uncontrolled systolic hypertension. Researchers said their trial suggests aged garlic extract to be an effective and tolerable treatment in uncontrolled hypertension, and may be considered as a safe adjunct treatment to conventional antihypertensive therapy.

The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, non stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable. All the more reason why new research proving this common spice can prevent fluoride damage is so promising.

Fluoride’s neurotoxicity has been the subject of academic debate for decades, and now a matter of increasingly impassioned controversy among the general public as well. A new study published in the Pharmacognosy Magazine, adds experimental support to the suspicion that fluoride is indeed a brain-damaging substance, also revealing that a curcumin (found in turmeric) helps protect against the various health effects associated with fluoride exposure.

Study: Mixed Vitamin E Forms Slow Cognition Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease

Study: Mixed Vitamin E Forms Slow Cognition Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease

This research reported by Case Adams shows how there are multiple forms of vitamin E in nature, and that mixed forms of vitamin E as found in food have tremendous health benefits. Most vitamin E supplements in pill form are simply encapsulated soybean oil, containing mainly just one form of the tocopherol. Soybeans are also over 90% GMO.

In addition to the various forms of tocopherols that are classified as vitamin E, there are also tocotrienols which are generally not found in supplements, but in food. The following chart shows how red palm oil (not the processed version) is nature’s richest source of tocotrienols and vitamin E.

Much like coconut oil, palm oil has been vilified because of its high saturated fat content, although recent meta-studies have been published disproving that saturated fats have any impact on heart disease at all.

Unfortunately, palm oil also gets vilified for ecological reasons where it has been reported to destroy natural habitat on the island of Sumatra in Malaysia and Indonesia. However, palm oil is an introduced crop in Southeast Asia where large scale plantations exist, but in areas where it is native, most of the production is by small-scale sustainable operations, particularly in Africa. Hence, if you are purchasing virgin red palm oil from one of those areas, not only are you purchasing a healthy and sustainable product, but you are also helping to provide jobs for people in some of the poorest areas of the world in Africa.

As Case Adams reports here, these mixed forms of vitamin E with their super high levels of antioxidants have been shown to slow cognition decline and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Immediate Ban on Dental Mercury Amalgam in Philippines Pushed

Immediate Ban on Dental Mercury Amalgam in Philippines Pushed

The mercury used by dentists to manufacture dental amalgam is shipped as a hazardous material to the dental office. Any amalgam leftover is also treated as hazardous waste and requires special precautions to dispose of, yet it’s supposed to be “safe” to keep it in your mouth for years to come.

Sadly, many live with toxic reactions for extended periods of time, never connecting the dots between their failing health and the mercury in their teeth and their environment.

read more


Get the news right in your inbox!