A year ago today I changed the way I eat. Having done quite a bit of research, I adopted a low-carb eating lifestyle. That's not to say I don't eat some bread here and there or some pasta or a few spuds. Being an ultramarathoner one has to maintain their glycogen levels, and failing to do so is just shooting yourself in the foot.
Anyway, I digress a bit....
One of the most fascinating and relevant topics I've researched the past year is that regarding blood cholesterol - how it's produced, affected by diet, measured, and calculated. With a father and father-in-law who both have had heart surgery, as well as a close friend who this past year was prescribed blood statins for high cholesterol, understanding the whole cholesterol phenomena has been important to me and eye-opening. Here's a link to a recent article that I found at Richard's blog, "Free the Animal", (see Good Reading on the Blogosphere links) titled 'Bad cholesterol': It's not what you think. It covers new technology used to analyze LDL (bad) cholesterol and is helping pinpoint the what causes heart disease. Good stuff!
Enjoy and feel free to comment.
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