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Heart Disease

LDL-C & systolic blood pressure and lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease

Mendelian randomization and lifetime cardiovascular disease risk.

#52 – Ethan Weiss, M.D.: A masterclass in cardiovascular disease and growth hormone – two topics that are surprising interrelated

“Primary prevention is still very much art and not science and probably will be for our lifetime so we’ll have to get used to that.” —Ethan Weiss

#50 – AMA #5: calcium scores, centenarian olympics, exercise, muscle glycogen, keto, and more

“We’re really talking a completely new model, which is actually forcing your way to become a centenarian rather than just sort of gliding your way into it and therefore, I think it’s going to require much more deliberate attention around what your mind and body are doing at that point and time.” — Peter Attia

#48 – Matthew Walker, Ph.D., on sleep – Part II of III: Heart disease, cancer, sexual function, and the causes of sleep disruption (and tips to correct it)

“If there is one central, common pathway through which we can understand almost all aspects of the deleterious impact of insufficient sleep, it is…an excessive leaning on the fight or flight branch of the nervous system.” — Matthew Walker

Red meat, cancer, push-ups, and CVD

Groundhog Day (GD) came and went last month — and sure enough — 2019 has already brought a bounty of emails and Tweets from concerned folks wondering if red meat is going to kill them (again).

#19 – Dave Feldman: stress testing the lipid energy model

“I am on a journey of science, not of advocacy: I’m going to be quite a skeptic.”  —Dave Feldman

Statins, Lp(a), and upcoming podcast guests

In other words, statins are not addressing the associated risk in patients with an elevated Lp(a), and this population represents about 25% of those with previous CVD or an indication for statins.

#03 – Ron Krauss, M.D.: a deep dive into heart disease

“Anybody interested in this field should probably understand the origins.” —Ron Krauss

Does it help to know your coronary artery calcium score?

I read an interesting paper on fitness, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study. This paper looked at “generally healthy middle-aged men” and associations between their level of aerobic fitness, CAC scores, and risk for CVD. So why was this interesting to me (and by extension, should you care)?

A big predictor of heart disease risk that most doctors don’t screen for

The most interesting article I read this week was this paper on the NHLBI’s recommendations to reduce Lp(a)-mediated risk of cardiovascular disease.

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