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|Low Carb Diets and Cholesterol Levels|
Low Carb Diets and Cholesterol Levels – When High Fat Isn’t Bad Dr. Mustafa Ahmed The following article is not intended to be part of the debate concerning cholesterol, or whether a low carb high fat diet such as the Atkins diet is good for long term health, it is simply to review the evidence with respect to the effect of low carb diets on cholesterol. One of the problems with the recommendation to reduce dietary fat is that it is often replaced by carbohydrate. For most people that have a dietary increase in carbohydrate there is associated elevation of triglyceride levels and a decrease in good cholesterol (HDL). Increase in triglycerides and decrease in good cholesterol is associated with carbohydrates, both associated with increased cardiovascular risk. Decreasing carbohydrate levels can lead to reduction in triglycerides and an increase in good cholesterol HDL, presumed a good thing. Calorie Reduced Diets – Low Carb vs. Low Fat Interestingly, one of the premises behind a low carb diet is that although there is no strict limits to fat eaten, those on this kind of diet have appetite suppression that results in a reduction in calories as compared to a non carb-restricted diet. […]
|Exercises To Help Knee Arthritis And Pain|
By Murtaza Ahmed MD As a doctor I spend a lot of my day listening to excuses as to why people can’t exercise. As I have repeatedly reinforced in previous posts exercise is one of the most important treatments for many common diseases we see, and as such I find it hard when I see people missing out because they feel they are not able to get involved. My aim in this series of articles is to hopefully help you understand that there is almost always a safe to carry out some form of exercise and that a lot of the common misconceptions as to why you think you can’t exercise are nothing but a myth. There are so many exercises to help knee arthritis and improve pain and there are no excuses not to do them. I do want to stress here that I am in no way blaming you, the patient for feeling you can’t exercise. Unfounded ideas and misconceptions are rife in the world of healthcare and sadly these have a way of filtering into common belief and simply become accepted as truths. When we look for any actual evidence to substantiate these claims we often struggle […]
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