Dr Esselstyn china study he looked at the dietary patterns of the healthy

Dr esselstyn china study he looked at the dietary

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- Dr Esselstyn : “china study” = he looked at the dietary patterns of the healthy Chinese Found that avoiding meat, oil, fish, poultry and dairy + Eating unprocessed grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits reduces the risk of heart disease 43 of 66
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Claims that this is because it lowers cholesterol, HOWEVER, no proof that it is because of lowered cholesterol levels, this diet might lower incidence of heart disease because it might affect other mechanisms - ex: like statin drugs — they lower incidence of heart disease but it is unsure exactly why — bc they lower cholesterol? not likely // probably because they are anti-inflammatory - Saturated fats mostly raise the more benign, large particle LDL = not the bad kind of LDL Switching to a diet that reduces saturated fat and increases carbohydrates may reduce total LDL but increase small particle LDL - Low fat diets are high in carbohydrates — bc you have to replace the fat with something Can reduce HDL especially if too many high glycemic index foods are eaten glycemic index describes your blood glucose levels in response to the food In general, it is good to eat lower down on the glycemic index scale for various reasons — e.g. weight control diet - (Simple) Carbohydrate consumption reduces fatty acids being used as fuel (because carbohydrates are preferred as fuel source in body) so : - triglycerides increase - HDL decreases - This leads to increase in small particle LDL - heart disease risk increases : sugar may be one of the most significant culprits in heart disease - The independent Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU) looked at 16,000 studies and has for the FIRST TIME EVER ended up recommending a national change in dietary advice —> by moving to a low-carb high-fat nutrition. Recommend a reduced intake of carbohydrate-rich foods high in sugar and starch, in order to achieve healthy levels of insulin, blood lipids and the good cholesterol This means reducing sugar, potatoes, pasta, rice, wheat flour, bread and embracing olive oil, nuts, butter, full fat cream, oily fish and fattier meat cuts 44 of 66
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VIDEO 5 = CONCLUSION - 17 “daggers” of arterial disease : Increased LDL, to lowered HDL to LDL particle size High insulin levels Low vitamin levels improper omega 3/ omega 6 fats etc… - Ansel Keys was right about the diet in Crete = Mediterranean diet high-right-kind-of-fat diet diet that can be most supported - Harvard school of public health plate — very good job — specified that : Healthy proteins based on fish, poultry, minimize red and processed meat Ratio 6/3 omega in oils low Dairy consumption should not be excessive Drink water Refined and white grains out of diet - It is based on studies that have been done and came up with a conclusion about diet quality (and how it affects chronic diseases): Vegetables : 5 servings 45 of 66 CCL: - Replacing saturated fats with carbohydrates can cause disadvantages : HDL levels could decrease Small particle LDL could increase Triglyceride levels in the body to increase - Firm facts :
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