Saturated Fat Increases Risk of Heart Disease

A study published in the November 2016 issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) confirmed what many previous studies have shown over the years.  Saturated fat in the diet is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. This message has been lost in recent years as news reports focus their attention on sugar and trans fats. […]

How Saturated Fat Increases Inflammation

Our topic today is how saturated fat promotes inflammation. We know that chronic inflammation plays a key role in promoting and worsening arthritic conditions and autoimmune diseases, as well as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. In my own clinical practice, it became very apparent that a person’s diet and lifestyle played an important role […]

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Lipids Management European Style EAS European Atherosclerosis Study President Interviewed

Our research article today features an interview with the President of the European Atherosclerosis Study, Dr. Catapano. A key point in the interview dealt with the subject of bad cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol). We’ve known for a long time that higher blood levels of LDL-cholesterol increases risk of heart disease and cardiovascular death.  We know it’s the […]