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Old 03-29-2007, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default refined carbs and cholesterol?

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?
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:45 PM   #2
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Carbs may explain ethnic variations in cholesterol

This article is from awhile back.
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:55 PM   #4
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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:
http://www.ravnskov.nu/cholesterol.htm

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.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:51 PM   #5
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Robb,
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!"
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Thanks Rob!
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Hey a fellow countryman! Go Uffe!
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Pierre, that may be a signature worthy quote there.
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Quote:
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Hey a fellow countryman! Go Uffe!
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:00 PM   #10
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Robb,
your swedish? I thought you were just geeky...
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