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"Long term vegan"


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pincopallino

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Birthdate:

November 14, 1964

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France

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Caldwell Esselstyn Reverses Heart Disease -- Here's How (VIDEO)

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The "low fat" part of this program always puzzles me. Low fat means high carbohydrate. But high carbohydrate means increased triglycerides with palmitic acid as the main fatty acid. It sounds unreasonable to treat (or prevent) heart disease with a diet that, despite other very positive effects, leads to an increase of one of the most atherogenic fatty acids.
Rather than low fat, isn't it better to choose good fats, namely rich in MUFA (olive, canola) and omega-3 PUFA (flax)? Raw, of course!
By the way, I am vegan, I do not need to be convinced of the health effects of a plant-based diet.

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Caldwell Esselstyn Reverses Heart Disease -- Here's How (VIDEO)

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Cold pressed olive oil a highly processed food? Sorry, but you must be joking. Mechanically squeezing olives is light-years away from "highly processing".
High complex carbs, sure. Did I say refined carbs? High carbs, even complex, still means that your body produces palmitic acid. That's basic food biochemistry.
I've ordered Dr. Esselstyn's, should arrive soon. But it won't change fundamental biochemistry.

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Caldwell Esselstyn Reverses Heart Disease -- Here's How (VIDEO)

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Well, I got the book today and immediately read chapter 10. I am sorry to say that I find it far from convincing. There are statements of what one may call "case studies", but in other books we find quite the opposite statements, see for example the books by Artemis Simonopoulos.
On the other hand we have number of clinical studies published in peer-reviewed international journals consistently showing that a high-carb diet increases tryglicerides and lowers HDL-cholesterol, without significantly affecting the total cholesterol (which means TC/HC increases). This and the conversion of excess carbs to palmitic acid are two critical points that proponents of a low fat diet should address explicitly, instead of just contenting themselves with observational studies. If memory serves, I haven't find a discussion of these aspects in the China Study (I also wrote to the Campbell foundation, no answer).
Don't get me wrong, I am ready to accept the thesis of the low fat, if a convincing explanation of what currently looks like a striking contradiction is given. If someone has references to some studies addressing these points I would be most happy to study them.

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Can't lose the weight? It could be the nuts

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Dr. Greger says exactly the opposite: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/nuts-may-help-prevent-death/

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