Saturday, December 03, 2011

RadioWill: All About Cholesterol

Here is the link for the Saturday Radio Show (airs Saturday at noon EST)

And you can call in to talk with me during the show:
412.333.1360

I'm talking about cholesterol, heart disease, weight, the Mediterranean Diet, and "Beans-n-Greens"!!

WMNY Money Talk 1360

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What’s Cholesterol Got to Do With It?

I love Gary Taubes ... he's awesome. 


I'm prepping for my Saturday radio program and ran across his op ed in the NYTimes (here's the link), which reviews how "the cholesterol hypothesis" happened. 


Does the cholesterol idea (lower cholesterol = 
lower heart attack risk) even work? 


This article makes the point that the early research confused a "false positive" correlation with a true causal link. 


Yes, statins decreased heart attack risk, but not because it lowered cholesterol. Check this out and see what you think.
What’s Cholesterol Got to Do With It? - New York Times

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Study: Colas, but not other carbonated beverages, lower bone density

What would you do to make sure your bones didn't fall apart beneath you? 


How far would you go to make sure your bones wouldn't break: in the normal bumps of an average day; under your own weight? 


According to this study, there is a very simple solution that can bias your bones toward a healthier, sturdier direction. 


Don't drink colas. Just stop. 


It's likely to be the phosphoric acid in sodas that's pulling the calcium OUT of your body -- so you body has to pull calcium OUT of your bones. But whatever the ultimate cause, we're pretty clear that drinking colas can lead to porous bones. 


Bottom line? Don't drink colas. Just stop. 


Colas, but not other carbonated beverages, are associated with low bone mineral density in older women: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study

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