Jul 5, 2011

i know, i know, more carb stuff

Read it.

  1. A growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not fat — for America's ills
  2. Cutting carbohydrates is the key to reversing obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
  3. "Fat is not the problem," says Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
  4. Says Dr. Edward Saltzman, associate professor of nutrition and medicine at Tufts University, "Now a growing and convincing body of science is pointing the finger at carbs, especially those containing refined flour and sugar."
  5. All carbohydrates (a category including sugars) convert to sugar in the blood.
  6. People are said to have the [metabolic] syndrome when they have three or more of the following: high blood triglycerides (more than 150 mg); high blood pressure (over 135/85); central obesity (a waist circumference in men of more than 40 inches and in women, more than 35 inches); low HDL cholesterol (under 40 in men, under 50 in women); or elevated fasting glucose.
  7. "The take-home message from this study and others like it is that — contrary to what many expect — dietary fat intake is not directly related to blood fat. Rather, the amount of carbohydrates in the diet appears to be a potent contributor.
I'll also add on to point 6:
  1. The only way to dramatically lower triglycerides is to reduce carbohydrates in the diet. Cut them to zero and your tris will drop precipitously.
  2. Reducing salt will not reduce your blood pressure by any significant amount.
  3. The best way to increase HDL cholesterol is to eat saturated fat and/or moderate amounts of alcohol

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