Fats are around 9 calories per gram, while carbohydrates are around half that. So cutting fats is a quick way to reduce calories.
Notice at the end of the presentation they say to limit to 2,200 calories per day. This is where the reduction in serum lipids comes from, provided a person were consuming more prior.
Cut that to 1,800 calories per day and you will see even more reductions in cholesterol, unless the liver decides to make more to compensate for any physical needs.
Who ever would have thunk that just cutting calories, no matter where they come from, can have a lipid lowering effect. In most people it will, but if we drive down our lipids too far, the body will compensate by producing more cholesterol.View Thread
I was especially intrigued by the first paragraph about the wild animals having low cholesterol levels.
Low lipid levels is a symptom of what? The answer is an efficient metabolism. The cardiovascular benefit for these creatures, I believe, is coming from their efficient metabolism.
Now I am not a wild monkey, although my friends may disagree. I personally would not want my LDL as low as 50. I've been there, and unfortunately thats when everything fell apart... For me at least.View Thread
Interesting slideshow. I am baffled why they failed to mention thyroid hormone, which is a major regulator of blood lipids.
For some reason every time there is a presentation on cholesterol, diet and exercise always gets mentioned, but a slow metabolism from lack of thyroid hormone almost never gets a mention. And its the most controlling factor. But it always gets swept under the rug.View Thread