Category Archive: Cholesterol

Jun 21

Lipoprotein Power – LDL and the Immune System

If one were to hear the words “lipoprotein” or “cholesterol” in a sentence, it might be expected that the next words would be “heart disease”, or “diabetes” or “metabolic syndrome”. However, while working alongside Dave and digging deeper into research on the lipid system, I found that surprisingly the next words were sometimes “infection” or …

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Jun 13

New Report Tool Launched

Consider this our open beta for the new Report Tool. Feel free to try it out yourself and comment in your report down below. Also, let us know any/all issues or bugs you may encounter. Please remember we have limited bandwidth to develop this, so we can’t typically do feature requests. Thanks!

Jun 04

Guest Post – The Case for Lower LDL on Low Carb

Note from Dave: It’s no secret that I consider myself “cautiously optimistic” about high LDL on a low carb diet given what I’ve learned to this point (see my most recent presentation on it). But as always, I encourage everyone to listen to every major side of a debate, which is why I’m pleased for …

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May 11

The Oxidized LDL Experiment

For quite a while I’ve been wanting to test a theory I’ve had regarding the blood test for oxidized LDL (oxLDL). The test has some research behind it suggesting a correlation with heart disease, which makes sense given this association of oxLDL in the artery walls and atherogenesis. There’s an assumption that oxLDL will track …

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Apr 29

Low Carb Salt Lake – Presentation on Cholesterol and Risk

The conference was certainly in Utah was surprisingly excellent. I was glad to finally do a long form presentation on cholesterol and risk, albeit a little sleep deprived. Linked here is the slide deck. You can download the PDF of my slides here.

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