Monthly Archive: May 2018

May 18

Beyond the Lipid Hypothesis (Part 3): What’s Insulin Got to Do With It?

It Began With a Question… In the two previous parts of this series I covered what I had learned about how foam cell and plaque formation occur, and the process and circumstances of LDL modification. Throughout learning and writing about those topics I kept thinking about Ivor Cummins’ presentation, in which he discussed insulin’s role …

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May 17

Low Carb Breck ’18 and an Update on Remnant Cholesterol

[UPDATE May 18th, 2018: The very gracious Kerry Ireland has transcribed the video for us — see below] My presentation at Low Carb Breck is finally up!   A Quick Update on Remnant Cholesterol I wanted to give a reminder that I’m still very early on in my research of Remnant Cholesterol. We’re working through …

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May 11

Top Ten Lipid Related Studies

Note from Dave– For the record, Siobhan reads many more studies than I do — and probably you too. This is why I call her our Senior Researcher here at CC. So I asked if she had to narrow down a “Top 10” list for our readers, and as always, she did not disappoint. Enjoy!   …

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May 09

LCCholesterolChallenge Update – The First Contender

It’s hard to believe it was almost three months ago that I posted the #LCCholesterolChallenge and I hadn’t heard a peep. This wasn’t for lack of pinging many of the biggest LDL-lowering experts I could find on Twitter and through social media. In fact, this is the most tweeted and retweeted graphic I’ve used to date. …

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May 05

Weight Gain Experiment – Progress Update

Before getting started, let me again emphasize that I highly discourage anyone else doing this experiment. As I’ve warned both here on the blog and on YouTube, this experiment has both short and long-term risks. In order to gain weight, I’m inducing a constant state of heightened insulin (duh!) to accumulate fat. Patrons –> I have an …

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