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Offline cheryl j

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I've been seeing stories about how the cause of heart disease is not cholesterol but another compound produced by intestinal bacteria when people eat red meat and eggs. Does anyone know if this legit. Is it the next cold fusion? Or has medicine been wrong about cholesterol for the last 40-50 years?
« Last Edit: 27/04/2013 23:24:25 by chris »


 

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Re: TMAO and heart disease
« Reply #1 on: 27/04/2013 17:26:13 »
False dilemma, there are more than two different factors : cholesterol and TMAO could both be among them.
 

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Well, yes, I guess cholesterol is still a component since the plaques are made out of them, but if these stories are true, it should make a huge difference in how cardiovascular disease is prevented or treated.
 

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When there is too much cholesterol in your blood, it builds up in the walls of your arteries, causing a process called atherosclerosis, a form of heart disease. The arteries become narrowed and blood flow to the heart muscle is slowed down or blocked. The blood carries oxygen to the heart, and if enough blood and oxygen cannot reach your heart, you may suffer chest pain. If the blood supply to a portion of the heart is completely cut off by a blockage, the result is a heart attack.

Take a look at this lowering cholesterol diet video:
« Last Edit: 09/06/2013 16:34:06 by martinau »
 

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