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Re: LCHF and healthy eating
« Reply #495 on: May 07, 2017, 02:28:54 PM »
I recently had a round of blood tests; my C-reactive protein was less than 1 (the quack says it should be <5).   I wonder if that is due to nearly total avoidance of seed oils (canola, soy, sunflower, etc) and stick to butter, coconut and olive oil.

It's not.

1. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Jun 1;181(11):846-56. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv021. Epub 2015 Apr 21.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids and serum C-reactive protein: the Rotterdam study.
Muka T, Kiefte-de Jong JC, Hofman A, Dehghan A, Rivadeneira F, Franco OH.

We aimed to investigate whether dietary intake of total or individual (n-3, n-6, and n-3:n-6 ratio) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) was prospectively associated with serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation. We analyzed 4,707 participants (1,943 men and 2,764 women) from the Rotterdam Study, a prospective follow-up study of subjects aged 55 years or older in the Netherlands. At baseline (1989-1993), dietary intake of PUFAs was assessed by validated food frequency questionnaire. CRP was measured at baseline and at the third study visit (1997-1999). Regression coefficients (β) and 95% confidence intervals were obtained using linear generalized estimating equations. Dietary intake of butter and margarine explained most of the variance in PUFA intake. After adjustment for possible confounding factors, higher intake of total PUFAs was associated with lower CRP levels (fourth quartile vs. first quartile: β = -0.08, 95% confidence interval: -0.15, -0.01). Similarly, intake of n-6 PUFAs was inversely related to CRP (fourth quartile vs. first: β = -0.09, 95% confidence interval: -0.16, -0.01). No consistent trends were observed regarding n-3 PUFAs or n-3:n-6 PUFA ratio and CRP. These findings suggest that high intakes of total PUFAs are associated with lower levels of CRP, reflecting diminished chronic systemic inflammation, which in our study was mainly driven by n-6 PUFAs.


2. J Nutr Health Aging. 2016 Jan;20(1):16-21. doi: 10.1007/s12603-015-0551-7.

The Associations of C-Reactive Protein with Serum Levels of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Trans Fatty Acids Among Middle-Aged Men from Three Populations.

El-Saed A(1), Masaki K, Okamura T, Evans RW, Nakamura Y, Willcox BJ, Lee S, Maegawa H, Seto TB, Choo J, Fujiyoshi A, Miura K, Kuller LH, Ueshima H, Sekikawa A; ERAJump Study Group.

 BACKGROUND: C-reactive protein (CRP) and many fatty acids (FAs) have been linked to cardiovascular disease. Associations of serum CRP with FAs in different populations have not been established. METHODS: Participants were 926 men aged 40-49 (2002-2006) from a population-based sample; 310 Whites from Pennsylvania, U.S., 313 Japanese from Shiga, Japan, and 303 Japanese Americans from Hawaii, U.S. Serum CRP (mg/L) was measured using immunosorbent assay while serum FAs (%) were measured using capillary-gas-liquid chromatography. RESULTS: Whites had CRP (mg/L) levels higher than Japanese with Japanese Americans in-between (age-adjusted geometric mean "GM" 0.96, 0.38, 0.66, respectively). Whites had also higher levels of total n-6 FAs (%) and trans fatty acids (TFAs) but lower levels of marine-derived n-3 FAs compared to Japanese (41.78 vs. 35.05, 1.04 vs. 0.58, and 3.85 vs. 9.29, respectively). Japanese Americans had FAs levels in-between the other two populations. Whites had significant inverse trends between CRP and tertiles of total n-6 FAs (GM 1.20, 0.91 and 0.80; p=0.002) and marine-derived n-3 FAs (GM 1.22, 1.00 and 0.72; p<0.001) but a significant positive trend with TFAs (GM 0.80, 0.95 and 1.15; p=0.007). Japanese had a significant inverse trend between CRP and only total n-6 FAs (GM 0.50, 0.35 and 0.31; p<0.001). Japanese Americans had CRP associations with n-3 FAs, n-6 FAs, and TFAs similar to but weaker than Whites. CONCLUSIONS: With the exception of consistent inverse association of CRP with total n-6 FAs, there are considerable variations across the three populations in the associations of CRP with different FAs.
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Re: LCHF and healthy eating
« Reply #496 on: May 07, 2017, 06:15:55 PM »
Thanks.... maybe my arteries are just healthy.
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« Reply #498 on: June 14, 2017, 09:44:58 PM »
A lecture by Jason Fung, nephrologist:  http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/16257/1272-dr-jason-fung-2016-low-carb-usa/

I'd like to see the slides, but the audio is fine anyway.  A great talk on fasting and why calories in calories out doesn't seem to work.

He says he gets a lot of flak, that he is starving people, killing them... the riposte was something like, "If you haven't fasted a thousand obese patients, you don't know what you are talking about."

He busts a few (dozen) myths about fasting and the explanation about how and why it is so effective for weight loss and diabetes is fascinating.
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« Reply #499 on: June 15, 2017, 01:44:51 PM »
Have you checked out the STEM-Talk podcast?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-39-suzana-herculano-provides-new-understanding/id1091402153?i=1000386221060&mt=2

I'm listening to Taubs now.  Up next Peter Attia.
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« Reply #500 on: June 15, 2017, 03:05:38 PM »
Have you checked out the STEM-Talk podcast?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-39-suzana-herculano-provides-new-understanding/id1091402153?i=1000386221060&mt=2

I'm listening to Taubs now.  Up next Peter Attia.

I love stem talk.  I am downloading this now.  That is a good interview/conversation with Taubes, but they are low carb people at stem.
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« Reply #501 on: June 15, 2017, 08:11:21 PM »
Have you checked out the STEM-Talk podcast?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-39-suzana-herculano-provides-new-understanding/id1091402153?i=1000386221060&mt=2

I'm listening to Taubs now.  Up next Peter Attia.

Nice conversation.  I quite like Brazilians.
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« Reply #502 on: June 21, 2017, 01:20:29 AM »
Speaking of great STEM talks, this week they have Allan Savory, one of my heroes.


https://www.ihmc.us/stemtalk/episode-40/
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« Reply #503 on: July 03, 2017, 05:38:42 AM »
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« Reply #504 on: July 14, 2017, 06:33:17 PM »
Set your DVRs!
Tues. July 18

Adam Ruins Everything
"Adam Ruins Weight Loss" Adam Conover illustrates all the reasons low-fat diets make people fatter and why counting calories is a waste of time. (TV14) (N)  10 p.m. TRU
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« Reply #505 on: July 15, 2017, 01:47:18 AM »
Set your DVRs!
Tues. July 18

Adam Ruins Everything
"Adam Ruins Weight Loss" Adam Conover illustrates all the reasons low-fat diets make people fatter and why counting calories is a waste of time. (TV14) (N)  10 p.m. TRU

You tube links?
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« Reply #506 on: July 15, 2017, 11:04:58 AM »
It's hard to have YouTube links for videos that don't exist yet.
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Your mileage may vary.
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 "The uploader has not made this available in your country"  :(
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