Archive for June, 2012

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VIII

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VIII

Last week the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article titled Lipid-Related Markers and Cardiovascular Disease Prediction, which you can download here.  This is quite timely as we are in the midst of our series on cholesterol and heart disease risk factors.

I was planning to write a post on my interpretation of this report, as I know many of you have questions about it, when I was reminded of ...

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Welcome to The Eating Academy!

Welcome to The Eating Academy!

A little over a year ago I started sending out monthly emails to friends and family who had expressed an interest (and probably a few who didn’t but were kind enough to just silently delete the emails) in my nutritional transformation during the prior 18 months.  Within a few months, the distribution list had grown to an unmanageable one, and I spent many hours forwarding and re-forwarding old emails, at which point several friends suggested I start a blog.

My initial ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VII

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VII

 

Previously, in Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V ,and Part VI of this series, we addressed these 8 concepts:

     #1What is cholesterol?

     #2What is the relationship between the cholesterol we ...

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How much control should the government have over our health?

How much control should the government have over our health?

At the risk of interrupting my series on cholesterol and delaying my launch of The Eating Academy, I couldn’t resist using the events of this week to make a few points about (my views on) the role of government in our health.  If you were reading the news last week, you likely came across two (seemingly) unrelated stories:

  1. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a proposal to ban the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in New York City.
  2. The ...
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