CETP

Read it carefully as it may help you assess your risk for cardiovascular disease! In my previous article comparing pathological versus physiological high LDL-C levels, one of the marked differences is that HDL-C goes down under the pathological situation versus up on the physiological case. This difference comes down to cholesterol ester transfer protein orContinue reading “CETP”

HyProCICO – The theory behind obesity

Why a theory behind obesity? Isn’t it just CICO? I’ll use a simple analogy. You find a little puddle of water so you start mopping it up but then it comes back so you do some more mopping. The puddle of water keeps coming back and bigger if you don’t do any mopping so peopleContinue reading “HyProCICO – The theory behind obesity”

Fructose, the really bad guy

I came across a couple of resources and started to appreciate how different fructose is from glucose. In the low carb community, carbohydrates are obviously avoided or at least high amounts of it as they are generally considered bad. I support this approach but when we zoom in on fructose we notice that it isContinue reading “Fructose, the really bad guy”

Insulin Resistance

Research in the past and present has shown us that fat causes insulin resistance. With ketogenic diets becoming increasingly popular, many people fear for a potential negative effect by inducing this insulin resistance. It is true that insulin resistance does appear on low carb high fat diets such as the ketogenic diet but the contextContinue reading “Insulin Resistance”

Protein and fructose

What could those 2 possibly have in common?  Both could be causing us to eat more.  The mechanism and the reason for each is very different though. Let’s have a look. Fructose In a recent podcast, Peter Attia introduced professor Rick Johnson who is an expert in fructose metabolism.  He revealed that fructose is theContinue reading “Protein and fructose”

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