16 May 2014 High Fat Low Carb Foods and Cholesterol – What is the link?

This is Episode 1 of the brand new Ask Prof Noakes Podcast hosted by Brad Brown and featuring leading exercise scientist, Professor Tim Noakes. Author of the Lore of Running, Waterlogged, Challenging Beliefs and the Real Meal Revolution, Prof Noakes is one of the leading global authorities when it comes to the Low Carb High Fat diet.A lot has been written and said about cholesterol and it’s link to fat. What is the relationship between cholesterol and high fat low carb foods?I think the more important question is what is the link between cholesterol and heart disease? The problem is it is a very tenuous link.  I tell people that you cannot predict your state of health from your cholesterol. For example, there have been ten or more studies showing that there is absolutely no relationship between what is your blood cholesterol, as is conventionally measured, and the quality of your coronary arteries. Therefore, the whole basis for this theory that cholesterol can predict heart attack risk is wrong. Read More
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