View Full Version : refined carbs and cholesterol?

kevin mckay
03-29-2007, 12:28 PM
Also I pound down allot of eggs and beef and my blood work looks great, unless I eat refined carbs then it deteriorates I am guessing there is a correlation between insulin and cholesterol but am unsure. Does anybody have any idea what is going on here?

Scott Kustes
03-29-2007, 12:45 PM
Carbs may explain ethnic variations in cholesterol (http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=healthNews&storyid=2007-01-19T182925Z_01_COL966250_RTRUKOC_0_US-CARBS-CHOLESTEROL.xml)

This article is from awhile back.

kevin mckay
03-29-2007, 12:51 PM
That makes sense my ancestry is a bunch of cabbage and turnip eating crazy Scott peasants so it makes sense I do not handle the refined carbs well.

Interesting stuff I new there was a relationship there, maybe Mr Wolf will enlighten us wit the gory details. I think it is a fairly common misconception people here cholesterol and think beef not sugar.

Robb Wolf
03-29-2007, 01:55 PM
In general dietary cholesterol is not a determinant of blood cholesterol levels. Carbohydrate, particularly when it spikes insulin will raise LDL, decrease HDL and increases triglycerides. Triglyceride level is BTW, THE indicator of insulin sensitivity. Oral glucose tolerance tests are a waste of time. High triglycerides mean insulin resistance.

Read protein power lifeplan for really gory details. Gorier details can be found at Uffe Ravanskov's site:

This is some really interesting stuff and it is what puts many people at odds with Cordains message (low dietary sat'd fat, low total cholesterol). Uffe is a bad-ass. He got Merck busted for lying about their data (uffe went in and deconstructed ALL their statistics...the fawkers were lying...)

Almost as an aside, in one line of his book Uffe alludes to dietary carbohydrate as being the main causative factor in heart disease.

Pierre Auge
03-29-2007, 02:51 PM
you just gave me my post for tomorrow's blog entry!

Uffe is a great source, I love his stuff...

Whenever somebody comments on the fat content or cholesterol values of my diet I say: "Mmmmmm lipids, bringer of life!"

kevin mckay
03-29-2007, 02:52 PM
Thanks Rob!

Jonas Lind
03-29-2007, 11:50 PM
Hey a fellow countryman! Go Uffe!

Scott Kustes
03-30-2007, 05:53 AM
Pierre, that may be a signature worthy quote there.

Robb Wolf
03-30-2007, 06:07 AM
Hey a fellow countryman! Go Uffe!

Swedes Unite!

Pierre Auge
03-30-2007, 11:00 AM
your swedish? I thought you were just geeky...

Mike ODonnell
03-30-2007, 11:09 AM
why any swede would move to the us....is beyond me...hell I might move there

Pierre Auge
03-30-2007, 11:15 AM
Is that like a volleyball team or something? That sport is quickly becoming one of my favorites!!!

Chris Forbis
03-30-2007, 03:13 PM
Volleyball shorts are like the best thing ever.

Robert Allison
03-30-2007, 03:33 PM
I assume that lucky guy in back is the coach. I wonder what kind of certification is required to land a gig like that. ;)

Jonas Lind
04-01-2007, 03:12 AM
That picture says "just another summer" to me. Its all standard, normal, everyday stuff over here.

kevin mckay
04-07-2007, 06:15 PM
Effects of moderate variations in macronutrient composition on weight loss and reduction in cardiovascular disease risk in obese, insulin-resistant adults.

"In obese, insulin-resistant persons, a calorie-restricted diet, moderately lower in carbohydrate and higher in unsaturated fat, is as efficacious as the traditional low-fat diet in producing weight loss and may be more beneficial in reducing markers for cardiovascular disease risk."