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On May 15, 2001, the National Cholesterol Education Panel (NCEP) issued significant new clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and treatment of high cholesterol levels in adults. This is the first major update of the NCEP guidelines since 1993. An executive summary of the Third Report of the NCEP...
 
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Yet another study by Stanford University researchers has just been published which tries to show that a diet higher in carbohydrate and lower in unsaturated fat increases the risk of atherosclerosis.1 This study fed 8 healthy subjects a high-carbohydrate diet for two weeks then switched and fed them a...
 

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In December, JAMA published a study by Dr. Ornish showing patients following a very low fat (<15%) near-vegetarian diet for 5 years continued to experience regression of their atherosclerosis without cholesterol-lowering medication. Patients following the AHA-type diet experienced progression even though most had also been taking cholesterol-lowering medications for the past 4 years. It?s beco... ... Moderate Diet = Moderate Health
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Avoid Syndrome X We examined the bogus claims made in Sugar Busters and Enter the Zone in a previous article. These books say that high-carbohydrate (CHO) diets, particularly those with a high glycemic index (GI), promote a host of metabolic problems. Some researchers call these problems Syndrome X. Now we will take a closer look ... Syndrome X
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Syndrome X is a combination of metabolic problems that may encompass adverse changes in blood lipids (i.e. elevated triglycerides and decreased HDL-C), insulin resistance, hypertension and hyperinsulinemia . Most of the people who have Syndrome X have a relatively high waist to hip ratio and many have or will...