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Show Notes for Episode 15
Here is what you will find in the episode (please note that the times are for the podcast; they will be similar but slightly different for the video because the video and podcasts have different introductions):
4:00 Introduction about the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis
12:10 Should we micromanage the intake of specific saturated fatty acids to prevent heart disease?
26:23 Should we use our ApoE genotype to help decide what to eat?
36:05 Why the total-to-HDL-cholesterol ratio is still my favorite lipid-based predictor of heart disease risk.
37:34 The importance of fat-soluble vitamins
42:39 Interpreting total cholesterol and the total-to-HDL-cholesterol ratio along with thyroid and sex hormones to understand cholesterol metabolism.
47:50 What do statins do to your body?
49:09 Why do different HDL particles differ in their protective properties? I discuss the role of vitamin E.
52:04 Can heart disease be reversed?
58:39 Does pre-hypertension directly contribute to heart disease, or is its association with heart disease a reflection of a common underlying cause for both?
1:02:54 What are the most important markers to look at and which are most modifiable?
1:07:22 The regulation of PCSK9 by insulin and inflammation, with an evolutionary context for why it is regulated this way.
1:13:17 Do Americans consume too much calcium?
1:18:15 Using essential oils to prevent or treat heart disease.
1:21:58 How do we approach whether to use diet and lifestyle or to use medication?
Links Related to Episode 1
Follow me on Snapchat (chrismasterjohn) for some streaming 23andMe hacks (for example, ApoE)
The lipoproteins, very basic intro