Yogurt; dramatic health benefit

  Patients with hypertension have a 21% reduction in strokes and heart attacks if they take more than 2 portions of yogurt per week. Article published  in  American Journal of Hypertension in 2018 Results:   Among participants consuming ≥2 servings/week of yogurt, NHS women had a 17% (95% CI: 0.74-0.92) lower risk while HPFS men experienced a... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk about cholesterol.

  Normal values: Total cholesterol: < 5.2 mmol/L LDL cholesterol: < 3.4 mmol/L HDL cholesterol: >1.04 mmol/L for men, > 1.3 mmol/L  for women Triglycerides: < 1.7 mmol/L Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is essential for the life. Functions in body and why it is important to have cholesterol: Hormone synthesis: Estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones, such as... Continue Reading →

HDL Cholesterol: anti-oxidant in top gear.

How to increase your HDL cholesterol levels. Very important: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the so-called good cholesterol. There is good evidence that: HDL carries oxidized cholesterol that damage vessels from the vessels to the liver to be excreted. High HDL levels are linked to reduced heart disease. HDL is not only an antioxidant but prevent... Continue Reading →

Functional Ketosis

  Functional ketosis is a natural metabolic state in which your body is using  fats and ketones as fuel, instead of glucose. Functional ketosis happens when carbohydrate consumption goes low enough that a person’s liver can convert adipose tissue and dietary fats into a fatty acid known as ketones, then burn the ketones for energy.... Continue Reading →

The Cholesterol Shock.

Evacetrapib is a drug under development by Eli Lilly that inhibits cholesterolester transfer protein. In a phase 2 trial it was seen as a wonder drug with the following effects: Decrease LDL levels by 35%. Increase HDL levels by 130%. In a randomised control study by A. Michael Lincoff et all, the ACCELERATE trial, 12,092... Continue Reading →

Obesity and Cancer.

In a Pubmed search for the keywords "Cancer" and "Obesity" the search results display a total of 27 264 articles related to the subject. In this massive amount of information I tried to select quality articles of research and again look at the facts. As a histopathologist with 30 years experience, I can see that... Continue Reading →

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