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by MarcR
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Strawberries and 34% lower risk of AD in Rush Memory Cohort
Replies: 15
Views: 1404

Re: Strawberries and 34% lower risk of AD in Rush Memory Cohort

I think this forum in particular should do better to answer this concern. And I think this forum is doing a wonderful job already by providing an opportunity for all to share their experiences. Dr. Gundy has satisfied patients and non-patient adherents as well as skeptics and naysayers. In my opini...
by MarcR
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: APOE 4/4 Specific diet - Dr. Gundry or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 1857

Re: APOE 4/4 Specific diet - Dr. Gundry or not?

So what is it, does this forum support his Diet approach for 4/4's with empirical evidence or is it more blind faith? I don't think a consensus regarding the scope of applicability of Dr. Gundry's protocol exists here. That said, I haven't seen much in the way of "blind faith". I think th...
by MarcR
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: The Ketogenic Diet: A Neurologist’s Warning
Replies: 50
Views: 6097

Re: The Ketogenic Diet: A Neurologist’s Warning

I wonder how connective tissue disorders might influence the results. I think for those individuals the vessels are already supposed to be less stiff due to the weaker connective tissues that line them. Maybe it's something other than the connective tissue, and independent from it, and not influenc...
by MarcR
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Lead and Cadmium in Chocolate
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Lead and Cadmium in Chocolate

The "ND" readings for a few samples are so rare and inconsistent that I do not count on them. When I filter by Endangered Species / 65-95% Cacao and sort by product, I see three entries for Natural Dark 72 and two for ND 88 (my personal staple): ND72 2016: 0.022 ppm, 0.9 ug/serv lead; 0.04...
by MarcR
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: I'm a newbie!! My intro.
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: I'm a newbie!! My intro.

Welcome, Paige! Are you familiar with Dave Feldman's work? His site is Cholesterol Code , and a vibrant affiliated community of people striving to understand the implications of higher lipid levels in conjunction with overall strength and well being has formed on Facebook at Lean Mass Hyper-responde...
by MarcR
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Attia email: LDL-C, blood pressure, and CVD risk
Replies: 18
Views: 1601

Re: Attia email: LDL-C, blood pressure, and CVD risk

Parsing your words ... leaves out Statin users(which makes the study flawed) Exclude statin users = "study flawed" if you leave the statin users in you are again confounding Include statin users = "confounding" By this logic, all lipid studies conducted since the inception of sta...
by MarcR
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Attia email: LDL-C, blood pressure, and CVD risk
Replies: 18
Views: 1601

Re: Attia email: LDL-C, blood pressure, and CVD risk

Great point, NewRon. I split the topic at the point that the link to Attia's email, which was about CVD risk, not Alzheimer's, was introduced.
by MarcR
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Attia email: LDL-C, blood pressure, and CVD risk
Replies: 18
Views: 1601

Re: Blood Pressure Treatment Drastically Reduces Alzheimer’s Incidence

They left out Statin users thereby confounding the population pool they sampled from. This results in a sampling bias as the high cholesterol portion that has high cardiovascular risk would be left out. The entire study screened out people with existing diabetes and heart disease, so the statin use...
by MarcR
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Saying hi and needing help
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Saying hi and needing help

if saturated fats are bad for those with the APO4 gene Just a quick note to let you know that consensus on this point does not exist. Here's a topic linking and discussing a noted nutrition scientist's views: Chris Masterjohn on saturated fat Because some members notice that their LDL-C levels rise...
by MarcR
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Attia email: LDL-C, blood pressure, and CVD risk
Replies: 18
Views: 1601

Re: Blood Pressure Treatment Drastically Reduces Alzheimer’s Incidence

That looks like a terrific new paper, Susan - great find! I didn't have any luck acquiring the full paper as it does not yet seem to be on Sci-Hub . Fortunately the abstract does a great job of hitting the high points. So there might be a corollary that you don't want high LDL with the presence of i...

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