Archive for the ‘Heart Disease Articles’ Category

A look inside our arteries at the well documented mechanisms of how high cholesterol starts and fuels heart disease and atherosclerosis in general.
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Dr. Hyman ‘Cholesterol levels don’t matter’: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/why-cholesterol-may-not-b_b_290687.html

Kresser: “Diets high in saturated fat and cholesterol don’t cause heart disease” https://chriskresser.com/heart-disease/

“How Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease?”
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/resources/heart/heart-cholesterol-hbc-what-html

Fatberg articles:
http://www.sfchronicle.com/weird/article/Monster-fatberg-obstructs-sewer-line-4711832.php
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/fatbergs-fat-cities-sewers-wet-wipes-science/

“Cholesterol oxidation products (ChOx) have been reported to cause acute vascular injury in vivo…”
http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/18/12/1885.long

Causes of artery wall injury study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2072886/

Macrophages / Foam Cell study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4357520/

“The crystals appeared as needles…” http://www.jlr.org/content/35/1/93.full.pdf

“Minimally modified LDL can lead to cholesterol crystallization” http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v464/n7293/full/nature08938.html

Crystals rupturing / piercing lesions study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3623938/pdf/nihms446454.pdf

Lipemia hypoxia study: https://www.karger.com/Article/ShowPic/173604/?image=000173604-1.jpg

Lipemia from high cholesterol and sat fat diet: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/circj/73/8/73_CJ-09-0445/_pdf

Nitrates and artery health study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3575935/

Vegans lower inflammation study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25637150

Optimal LDL 50-70 mg/dl.
http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/accj/43/11/2142.full.pdf

Dr. Esselstyn’s Clinical trial:
http://dresselstyn.com/JFP_06307_Article1.pdf

Vegan Hypertension Lower Reference:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4073139/
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/08/02/heart-disease-risk-factors.aspx?x_cid=youtube Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. David Diamond about heart disease and statins.

Recently there have been quite a few online article reporting on a recent study that supposedly found vegans are at an increased risk of heart disease and cancer. Is there any truth to these articles and should vegans be worried?

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Research referenced:
Vegetarian ancestry and LCPUFA metabolism: https://cornell.app.box.com/v/veggie-genes/1/7184867145/58838147893/1
Importance of Omega-6/3 ratio: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12442909
Arachidonic acid, inflammation and chronic disease: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18774339
Vegan sources of Omega-3 fatty acids: http://plenteousveg.com/vegan-sources-omega-3/
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