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heart disease

Exercise

How you move defines how you live, Part II

In the summer of 2009 I was preparing for a swim that nobody had ever done before.

Metabolic disease

When does heart disease begin (and what this tells us about prevention)?

Before I get into this post I want to lay a few things out.

Metabolic disease

Is a Mediterranean diet best for preventing heart disease?

This week an article titled Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet was featured in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study received a considerable amount of attention, including an article in the NY Times. Study design The objective of this study, as its name suggests, was to study the impact of…

Cholesterol

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IX

In this post we’ll address the following concept: What should you eat to have the greatest chance of delaying the arrival of cardiovascular disease?

Cholesterol

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VI

In this post we’ll address the following concept: Why is it necessary to measure LDL-P, instead of just LDL-C?

Cholesterol

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part V

In this post we’ll address the following concept: Does the size of an LDL particle matter?

Cholesterol

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IV

In this post we’ll address the following concept: How does cholesterol actually cause problems?

Metabolic disease

How do some cultures stay lean while still consuming high amounts of carbohydrates?

Many of you have asked this question over the past few months, and I’m sure many more of you have at least contemplated this question at some point.  I know I did.

Biochemistry

Sugar 101 – How harmful is sugar?

Any discussion on the culpability of poor nutrition as the cause of our health woes begins with a discussion on sugar.

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