The best current Blood Test Markers for Cardiovascular Risk (Heart Attack and Stroke)?
Dr Ken Berry stated (https://youtu.be/FAprJVXq1fE) that for the past 30 years, people have tried and failed to lower their triglycerides and raise their HDL by eating HCLF diets recommended by such websites as American Heart Association (AHA), WebMD and Mayo Clinic. It seems that no matter how hard they tried, they just couldn’t improve these proven risk markers for Heart Attack and Stroke. It turns out that these people were not stupid or lazy or gluttons, the advice they had been given and taken was just WRONG.
People eating a HCLF diet, raises their LDL and they were recommended to take statin to lower their LDL. This HCLF diet has become a dogma by many family physicians.
Many science based doctors have now recommended a LCHF diet and this has resulted in lowing their triglycerides and Insulin, and raising their HDL and LDL.
A/Prof. Ken Sikaris – ‘Blood Tests to assess your Cardiovascular Risk'” on YouTube on 30 Aug 2014
https://youtu.be/9BFRi-nH1v8 gave a very good explanation on the matter. He summarised the cardiovascular risk as follows:
- 30 years ago
HDL and triglycerides were not important factors to consider
- 20 years ago
Bad cholesterol LDL is a risk factor and
Good cholesterol HDL is a good indicator
- 10 years ago
Modified LDL atherogenic
Oxidised Glycated, Apo(a)/Lp(a), small Dense LDL are important indicators of cardiovascular risk
- Today Aug 30, 2014
Triglycerides is the most important indicator of cardiovascular risk.
The ratio of triglycerides over the HDL is a better indicator than the ratio of total cholesterol over the HDL of the cardiovascular risk. The lower figure gives a better result.
Blood Test for Fats
Fasting triglycerides < 1.0 mmol/L
This is good as it shows that the body is using up the fat
But if Fasting triglycerides > 1.5 mmol/L
Then this is bad as there are more small dense LDL.
You will have lower HDL which is bad for cardiovascular risk.
Dr Nadir Ali questioned (https://youtu.be/qXtdp4BNyOg)
whether raising LDL cholesterol is bad for health when it helps one to:
Lower Infection Risk
Lower Cancer Risk
Better Cognitive Ability
If one is having cardiovascular problems, one may like to listen to the following videos to decide for oneself as to who one would want to follow:
Low carb for doctors: What about cholesterol? By Dr Unwin
“Killing For Profit” – Dr Aseem Malhotra – Presentation at European Parliament
Big Food and Big Pharma killing for profit?
Dr. Aseen Malhotra – The Big Fat Fix & Saturated Fat
Have You Been Lied To About Fat? Nina Teicholz Reveals a The Big Fat Surprise : with Jonathan Bailor
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet (& What They Don’t…
Dr. Sarah Hallberg – ‘LDL on LCHF’
Reason for LDL Increase for Some on a Low Carb Diet by Dr Stephen Phinney
Lower Your TRIGLYCERIDES Naturally – 2020
The Great Cholesterol & Statin Con
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. MD, Treating the Cause to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
David Diamond on Deception in Cholesterol Research: Separating Truth From Profitable Fiction
Cholesterol on Low Carb — Dr. Eric Westman
Dr. Jason Fung: Financial Conflicts of Interests and the End of Evidence-Based Medicine
Lewis Cantley – Obesity, Diabetes and Cancer: The Insulin Connection