Heart Disease

Published: 5/31/2016
64 minutes

Carl Franklin and Richard Morris talk about the science behind heart disease, a component of cardiovascular disease. What is it? When did it start becoming a real problem? How did it happen? Does a ketogenic diet help mitigate it? Of course, the entire discussion is based on solid science, which they have provided links to.

Errata:

Richard mentioned the "number needed to treat" or (NTT) for statins is 141. But that is incorrect. The Number needed to treat to save one life for someone who has heart disease is 83. You need to treat 83 people over 5 years with statin therapy to save one life. The NTT to save one life for someone without prior heart disease is 8 because no lives would be saved no matter how many people without heart disease took statins.

Carl mentioned that Mahler's bread is only 1 net gram of carbs per slice. There is some controversy around this. Some labels show 5 net carbs and some (including the label on my own loaves) show 1 net carb. We'd like to get to the bottom of this mystery!

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Links

The 2 Keto Dudes facebook group

The Carbohydrate Addicts diet

VIDEO: Prof. Jeff Volek - 'The Art and Science of Low Carb Living: Cardio-Metabolic Benefits and Beyond'

Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Test

People with known heart disease: number needed to treat to save one life = 83

People who had never had a heart attack: number needed to treat to save one life = 8

NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) LipoProfile Blood Test

Austin et al 1990 "Atherogenic lipoprotein phenotype. A proposed genetic marker for coronary heart disease risk"

VIDEO: Reason for LDL Increase for Some on a Low Carb Diet

Krauses et al 2005 Influence of dietary carbohydrate and fat on LDL and HDL particle distributions.

Dr. Aseem Maholtra – 2015 Cape Town, South Africa LCHF Convention Lecture

23 Studies on Low-Carb and Low-Fat Diets – Time to Retire The Fad

Sharman et al 2002 "A ketogenic diet favorably affects serum biomarkers for cardiovascular disease in normal-weight men."

VIDEO: Christopher Gardner Stanford school of Medicine (the AtoZ trial)

Prediabetes in California: Nearly Half of California Adults on Path to Diabetes

Kraft insulin assay

Effect of Intra-arterial Insulin on Tissue Cholesterol and Fatty Acids in Alloxan-Diabetic Dogs

Volek et al 2009 "Effects of dietary carbohydrate restriction versus low-fat diet on flow-mediated dilation."

Non-HDL Cholesterol is a More Superior Predictor of Small-Dense LDL Cholesterol than LDL Cholesterol in Japanese Subjects with TG Levels <400 mg/dL

The Triglyceride/HDL Cholesterol Ratio

Coronary Calcium Scan

VIDEO: Ivor Cummins - Heart Disease Prevention & More - Widowmaker Full Q&A Session

Study: Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets: A Randomized Trial

Carl's Recipe: Mahler's Low Carb Bread

Richard's Recipe: Mayonnaise


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