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Old 02-16-2010, 04:29 AM   #1
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A diet high in saturated fat mainly boosts the numbers of large-LDL particles, while a low-fat diet high in carbohydrates propagates the smaller forms. The big, fluffy particles are largely benign, while the small, dense versions keep lipid-science researchers awake at night.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:20 AM   #2
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The truth is one thing (and it's good to see it get out there more in the mainstream media).....but seeing how cholesterol lowering drugs are a billion dollar market and top seller....big pharma won't let it happen that easily.

The price we pay for living in a capitalist society....our real health comes 2nd to any company's profit line.

Next up, cholesterol lowering drugs for kids....put right into their morning cereals.
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:53 PM   #3
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Statins: I eat that sh*t for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:03 PM   #4
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MOD, you haven't heard the discussions about adding statins to the drinking water?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3931157.stm

Scott, no need to eat them anymore! Better living through chemistry...
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:54 PM   #5
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MOD, you haven't heard the discussions about adding statins to the drinking water?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3931157.stm

Scott, no need to eat them anymore! Better living through chemistry...
Wow... I missed that article. Would make me switch to bottled water.
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I really liked London when I visited, but man, those Brits sure do some wacky stuff sometimes.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:40 PM   #7
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The guy in the article still contents polyunsats are better than saturated fats.. heh heh.
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The guy in the article still contents polyunsats are better than saturated fats.. heh heh.
One step at at time Steve
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:57 AM   #9
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The guy in the article still contents polyunsats are better than saturated fats.. heh heh.
As far as CVD risk is concerned they are. That's not to say that having a PUFA intake in excess of your EFA requirements is a good thing but it is less likely to result in you having a heart attack in your 40's than would be the case with a diet containing a similarly excessive amount of SAFA.
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:43 PM   #10
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If you use anything to "treat" cholesterol, use testosterone.
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