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Cracking Down on Eggs and Cholesterol

Since the breakthrough led by Nikolai Anichkov a century ago, the feeding of cholesterol, and to an extent, dietary fat have been recognized as the sine qua nons for the dietary modification of experi...

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Diet-Heart: The Role of Vegetarian Diets in the Hypothesis

A recent publication from the EPIC-Oxford cohort with 15,000 vegetarians and 30,000 non-vegetarians found that the vegetarians had a 32% lower risk of hospitalization or death from coronary heart dise...

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Diet-Heart: Saturated Fat and Blood Cholesterol

Several hundred metabolic ward experiments have established beyond plausible doubt that isocaloric substitution of saturated fat for carbohydrate, polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat raises se...

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Diet-Heart: A Problematic Revisit

In 2010, Jeremiah Stamler published the editorial Diet-heart: a problematic revisit in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition addressing a number of very serious flaws in a meta-analysis pape...

Plant Positive Strikes Back: Nutrition Past and Future

Plant Positive Strikes Back: Nutrition Past and Future

Plant Positive has released a brilliant new series on YouTube titled 'Nutrition Past and Future', featuring 44 videos that address the misleading claims of Paleo, Primal and Low-Carb diet advocates in...

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Traditional Diets in Asia Pacific and Implications for Health, and the History of Disease Prevention

I previously reviewed the health of a number of primitive populations, including evidence from numerous preserved Inuit mummies that predate western contact, demonstrating that without consuming a mor...

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Diet, Blood Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Risk of Stroke: Part II

In Part I I reviewed evidence showing that while randomized controlled trials found that lowering LDL cholesterol significantly reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke and all...

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Diet, Blood Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Risk of Stroke

The controversy surrounding the lipid hypothesis, in particular the relationship between elevated total and LDL cholesterol and coronary heart disease was considered largely resolved and regarded as s...