December 2018 archive

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year

Just a heads up to everyone that both Siobhan and I will be much less active on the site between December 24th and January 1st. Please be patient as it may be a while until we can get to your comments. Thanks!

Major Milestone – Repeated CIMT Regression while LDL Cholesterol Averaged Above 200 mg/dL

I often joke that I have to live schizophrenically between Scientist Dave and Human Dave (the professional lab rat). Today both of them are extremely happy. What is a CIMT? CIMT stands for Carotid Intima-Media Thickness test. Here’s a brief description that puts it well: The carotid intima-media thickness test (CIMT) is a measure used to …

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#CholesterolScience Show – with Dr. Tro Kalayjian

0:05 Intro 0:38 Tro’s backstory – 150 lb weight loss, and changes in views on cholesterol and heart disease 3:23 The impact of context on cholesterol and LDL lowering 6:06 Why there may not be a large motivation for finding who doesn’t benefit from medication 9:25 The CTT (Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’) Collaboration and discussion on …

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Prediction: Mikhaila Peterson’s Cholesterol Will Climb

Who is Mikhaila Peterson? If you’re a regular reader of this blog there’s a pretty strong chance you already know who Mikhaila Peterson is. Certainly, her recently famous father may have contributed to her renown. But in my opinion, she should be most recognized most for her extraordinary health journey, which can’t be understated. If …

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#CholesterolScience Show – With Joel Kahn

Show Notes 0:19 Intro 1:32 Dr. Joel Kahn’s backstory – past career, health, and how he came to understand cholesterol and heart disease. 5:56 How and why Joel started a plant-based diet 7:44 Joel’s thoughts on experimentation and guidelines from a clinician’s perspective 10:25 Health from a nutrition-based perspective, and Joel’s observations on the history …

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