Fructose and Glucose (and a Bit of Salt)

Key Takeaways: Fructose and glucose are very similar simple carbohydrates. Fructose is found in fruits and vegetables. Glucose is made by plants, mostly consumed in bonded form (lactose, starch, etc.). Fructose and glucose play a role in the storage and

Read More Fructose and Glucose (and a Bit of Salt)

The Drive with Peter Attia — Tom Dayspring (5)

On: Part V of V: Lp(a), inflammation, oxLDL, remnants, and more. Episode: 24 Date: October 2018 Key Subjects: Lp(a) is a particularly high risk lipoprotein.Genetic.Important to know your Lp(a) mass or particle count.Three factors contributing to increased risk of CVD.Cholesterol,

Read More The Drive with Peter Attia — Tom Dayspring (5)

The Drive with Peter Attia — Tom Dayspring (4)

On: Part IV of V: statins, ezetimibe, PCSK9 inhibitors, niacin, cholesterol and the brain. Episode: 23 Date: October 2018 Key Subjects: Only drugs proven to reduce both cholesterol and CVD events are the ones that target increasing the clearance of

Read More The Drive with Peter Attia — Tom Dayspring (4)

The Drive with Peter Attia — Tom Dayspring (3)

On: Part III of V: HDL, reverse cholesterol transport, CETP inhibitors, and apolipoproteins. Episode: 22 Date: October 2018 Key Subjects: Old school view of cholesterol transport overly simplified:Forward cholesterol transport (FCT).Delivery of cholesterol by VLDL, LDL and chylomicrons to the

Read More The Drive with Peter Attia — Tom Dayspring (3)

The Drive with Peter Attia — Tom Dayspring (2)

On: Part II of V: Lipid metrics, lipid measurements, and cholesterol regulation. Episode: 21 Date: July 2018 Key Subjects: Lipid basics.Lipoproteins are needed to carry lipids around the bloodstream.The lipids carried primarily include triglycerides, cholesterol, phospholipids.Various types of lipoproteins.Based on

Read More The Drive with Peter Attia — Tom Dayspring (2)

The Drive with Peter Attia — Tom Dayspring (1)

On: Part I of V: An introduction to lipidology. Episode: 20 Date: October 2018 Key Subjects: Mostly personal introduction to Tom Dayspring.Discussion on benefits of fasting:Most powerful way to deplete glycogen and insulin.Turn nutrient sensing organelles and molecules off.Don’t want

Read More The Drive with Peter Attia — Tom Dayspring (1)

The Drive with Peter Attia — Dave Feldman

On: Stress testing the lipid energy model. Episode: 19 Date: October 2018 Key Subjects: Lean Mass Hyper-Responder (LMHR):Athletic, lean, low carb (and high fat).High levels of LDL-C and LDL-P.High levels of HDL-C.Low levels of TG.Feldman Thesis:LMHR have high rate of

Read More The Drive with Peter Attia — Dave Feldman

The Drive with Peter Attia — Lp(a)

On: Deep Dive Lp(a). Episode: 7 Date: July 2018 Key Subjects: See Cholesterol write-up.Lp(a) is an LDL particle with an extra apo(a) protein added on, hence the “little a.”Lp(a) molecules differs in size based on length of the tail (Kringle

Read More The Drive with Peter Attia — Lp(a)

The Drive with Peter Attia — Ron Kraus

On: A deep dive into heart disease. Episode: 3 Date: July 2018 Key Subjects: See Cholesterol write-up. Importance of measuring LDL particle number vs LDL volume (which is what you get in a standard lipid test). The LDL volume and

Read More The Drive with Peter Attia — Ron Kraus

Nutrition — Cholesterol

This post relies heavily on the blog posts and podcasts of Peter Attia, specifically his nine part series of blog posts entitled “The Straight Dope on Cholesterol” as well as the podcasts episodes of the The Drive with Peter Attia

Read More Nutrition — Cholesterol