The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 26, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past On Monday, The New York Times reviewed a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists, which found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events. The lead researcher suggested that it is refined carbs, and not dietary fat, that is the heavy hitter… Read More

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Skeptical of the New Cholesterol Guidelines

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I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the leading heart organizations in the U.S. have released updated treatment guidelines for cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins). The changes include discarding the specific numerical targets that have been used to monitor treatment for decades and recommending a statin for everyone with a 10-year risk of heart attack or stroke of 7.5% or higher, as determined by a new risk calculator. The new guidelines have received a lot of media… Read More

The Roundup

Roundup

Here is The Roundup, Edition 11, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past We’ve all seen the countless news stories and articles about the latest red meat scare, and we’ve all had friends and relatives tell us that we’re going to kill ourselves by eating too much red meat. And yet the evidence for red meat consumption causing an increased risk of death or disease… Read More

The Roundup

Roundup

Here is The Roundup, Edition 8, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past A press release at the Wall Street Journal recently reported that three new studies have shown raw milk to be a low-risk food. These papers, along with dozens of others, were presented at the Canadian Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver. The presentation demonstrated how inappropriate evidence has been mistakenly used to… Read More

RHR: New IBS-FODMAP Research, Overtraining and Acne, and Treating Alopecia Areata

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Another (mostly) Q&A episode. Enjoy! In this episode, we cover: 6:38 What Chris ate for breakfast 9:30 Surprising new IBS-FODMAP research 21:33 Food allergies and testing for inflammation 27:04 What to do about chronically chapped lips after taking Accutane 33:01 When is cholesterol too low? 37:44 Does over-training cause acne? 48:22 Naturally overcoming alopecia areata Links We Discuss No Effects of Gluten in Patients with Self-Reported Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Following Dietary Reduction of Low-Fermentable, Poorly-Absorbed,… Read More

The Diet-Heart Myth: Statins Don’t Save Lives in People Without Heart Disease

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To read more about heart disease and cholesterol, check out the special report page. Cardiovascular disease is one of the most misdiagnosed and mistreated conditions in medicine. In the first article in this series, I explained the evidence suggesting that eating cholesterol and saturated fat does not increase the risk of heart disease. In the second article, I explained it’s not the amount of cholesterol in your blood that drives heart disease risk, but the number of LDL particles. In… Read More