Atkins Diet and Cholesterol: Facts and myths

* First my apologies that Pinnacle Studios screwed up the audio – video sync at the end (7:40). I tried redoing the video three times, but the same out of sync happened each time.* In this video, I deal with another one of the myths that Atkins Diet increases one’s cholesterol level due to its saturated fats. This misconception has been proven false over and over in many different studies. At very least, here is my anecdotal evidence. My Cholesterol (Starting to Now) Total Cholesterol – 198 to 153 LDL Cholesterol – 148 to 95 HDL Cholesterol – 35 to 58 Triglycerides – 135 to 43 What’s Good and Bad? “It is the ratio between the level of HDL-“good” cholesterol and total cholesterol that we need to be concerned about. Therefore, in adults, the HDL-“good” cholesterol/total cholesterol ratio should be higher than 0.24 (just divide your HDL level by your cholesterol). Generally speaking, the higher the ratio, the better (the lower your risk of a heart attack).” Mine – .61 This popular medical belief ignores however that all LDL molecules are not necessarily created equal. “It appears common for people with high triglycerides to have low HDL’s, and these same people also tend to have high levels of clotting factors in their blood stream, which is unhealthy in protecting against heart disease. Therefore, in adults, the triglyceride/HDL-“good” cholesterol ratio should be below 2 (just divide your triglycerides level by your HDL). Or more precisely, the
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