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Old Tue, Nov-10-20, 03:48
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Default LC diet can help over 50s to improve HbA1c, lipid profiles and blood pressure

Low carbohydrate diet can help over 50s to improve HbA1c, lipid profiles and blood pressure

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/202...2-diabetes.html

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Ditching bread, pasta and potatoes can not only help place type 2 diabetes in remission, but can also improve the health of older people, research has shown.

Historically, the over 50s who have had type 2 diabetes for some time can find it harder to control their diabetes. But Dr David Unwin has found the low carb diet can successfully put the condition into remission among the older generation.
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Old Tue, Nov-10-20, 08:43
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There are quite a few physicians that have found low-carb eating to be a fix for blood chemistry problems. Unfortunately, eating fats, especially saturated fats, is still stigmatized by medical organizations. The processed food industry has a fantastic influence on health recommendations.
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Old Tue, Nov-10-20, 09:28
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Wow, dr unwind will get credit for this "treatment" when a growing number of MDs since Atkins has been on board.
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Old Tue, Nov-10-20, 10:14
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It works for me. Plus I've read being in ketosis makes your immune system stronger. But I'm not going out to a super-spreader event to test that hypothesis

I'll just enjoy being healthy and for the first time since I was young, no longer overweight.

Bob
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Old Tue, Nov-10-20, 17:54
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I am so grateful I ditched bread, pasta and potatoes! Going low carb was the wisest choice I ever made, health-wise.
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Old Tue, Nov-10-20, 23:19
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It works for me. Plus I've read being in ketosis makes your immune system stronger. But I'm not going out to a super-spreader event to test that hypothesis

I'll just enjoy being healthy and for the first time since I was young, no longer overweight.

Bob


Speaking of immune system, I just spoke with a former patient of mine (I'm a retired family doc) who at age 74 caught the virus and was admitted with COVID pneumonia. She got worse and was transferred to ICU where she spent 7 days, fortunately was not on the vent. Discharged after 14 days and a week later I saw her. She looked great and said she felt back to normal, not even coughing. She reminded me that about 15 years ago I put her on Atkins and she lost 50#. She's maintained at 130# since then and said her good weight is probably the reason she recovered so fast. I was thinking its probably the reason she recovered at all...
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Old Wed, Nov-11-20, 10:17
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Speaking of immune system, I just spoke with a former patient of mine (I'm a retired family doc) who at age 74 caught the virus and was admitted with COVID pneumonia. She got worse and was transferred to ICU where she spent 7 days, fortunately was not on the vent. Discharged after 14 days and a week later I saw her. She looked great and said she felt back to normal, not even coughing. She reminded me that about 15 years ago I put her on Atkins and she lost 50#. She's maintained at 130# since then and said her good weight is probably the reason she recovered so fast. I was thinking its probably the reason she recovered at all...

That's encouraging. Wonder what she had to eat while in the hospital? Two weeks of hospital food would concern me, but it sounds like she fared well. The best part is she recognized the advantage provided to her by her eating lifestyle.
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Old Wed, Nov-11-20, 18:00
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Speaking of immune system, I just spoke with a former patient of mine (I'm a retired family doc) who at age 74 caught the virus and was admitted with COVID pneumonia. She got worse and was transferred to ICU where she spent 7 days, fortunately was not on the vent. Discharged after 14 days and a week later I saw her. She looked great and said she felt back to normal, not even coughing. She reminded me that about 15 years ago I put her on Atkins and she lost 50#. She's maintained at 130# since then and said her good weight is probably the reason she recovered so fast. I was thinking its probably the reason she recovered at all...

You are indeed a hero.
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She reminded me that about 15 years ago I put her on Atkins and she lost 50#. She's maintained at 130# since then and said her good weight is probably the reason she recovered so fast. I was thinking its probably the reason she recovered at all...


I agree
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Old Mon, Nov-30-20, 03:45
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Does a ketogenic diet lower a very high Lp(a)? A striking experiment in a male physician

https://nutrition.bmj.com/content/e...nph-2020-000189

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The level of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)), an important cardiovascular risk factor, is considered to be genetically determined. I am a 55-year-old male physician specialised in preventive medicine and a hobby triathlete with a body mass index of 24.9 kg/m2 and a maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max) of ~50 mL/(kg×min), with an average of 7–10 hours of exercise per week.

I discovered my own Lp(a) at 92–97 mg/dL in 2004 and measured a maximum Lp(a) of 108 mg/dL in 2013. Surprisingly, I observed a much lower Lp(a) of 65 mg/dL in 2018. This happened after I had adopted a very-low-carb ketogenic diet for long-term endurance exercise.

My n=1 experiment in July 2020 demonstrated an increase in Lp(a) back to 101 mg/dL on a very high-carb diet within 2 weeks, and a drop back to 74 mg/dL after 3 weeks on the ketogenic diet afterwards. The observed large changes in my Lp(a) were thus reproducible by a change in carbohydrate consumption and might have clinical relevance for patients as well as researchers in the field of Lp(a).
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Does a ketogenic diet lower a very high Lp(a)? A striking experiment in a male physician

https://nutrition.bmj.com/content/e...nph-2020-000189

Extremely interesting. The significance of being able to repeat this in many people carries great importance and will also trigger big pharma in the process.
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