1. haidut

    Being Obese / Overweight Protects Against Dementia In The Elderly

    Another example of the "obesity paradox", this time the authors themselves call the extra weight being protective and it was not something deduced by the public by reading the study. Dramatic decline in dementia seen among older adults in the US "...One possible factor is education. The older...
  2. D

    Study Concluded Replacing Dairy Fat With PUFA Calories Decreases CVD Incidence. Legit?

    Here is the abstract. Wonder if anyone has access to full text. I'd like to read the methodology. Dairy fat and risk of cardiovascular disease in 3 cohorts of US adults. - PubMed - NCBI Abstract BACKGROUND: Few prospective studies have examined dairy fat in relation to cardiovascular disease...
  3. haidut

    Androsterone As A Thyromimetic Treatment For Gout And CVD

    These studies are old, but I am just posting them here as further support of the thyromimetic properties of androsterone. As we know, thyroid hormone is the primary regulator of levels of uric acid and serum lipids and Ray has recommended improvement of thyroid function as the primary method for...
  4. haidut

    Androsterone Inhibits Catecholamines (Adrenaline / Noradrenaline)

    The neurosteroid androsterone has some very interesting properties, among which is potent GABA agonist activity. Most GABA agonists inhibit the synthesis and/or release of epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) in various animal models and in human trials. The studies below...
  5. M

    Endotoxin And Iron Finally Recognized As Potential Causes Of Many Diseases

    [ moderator edit: threads merged ] Bacteria lurking in blood could be culprit in countless diseases
  6. haidut

    Health Of Young People Has Declined Strongly In The Last 30 Years

    When you first look at the study, it seems a fairly benign and almost irrelevant finding. In fact, the study authors try to present it just as such, as they are probably unaware of the implications of their findings. What is more, the study authors call for revision of the health standards in...
  7. haidut

    Lowering Cholesterol Increases CVD Deaths, Benefits Of Statins Exaggerated

    FDA has recently made a 180-degree turn in regards to dietary cholesterol. After decades of claiming eating cholesterol gives you heart attacks, now the FDA says that at best it does not matter. This study goes a step further in confirming Peat's views and found that people with the lowest LDL...
  8. haidut

    Low Sodium Diet Increases CVD / Death Regardless Of Person's Blood Pressure

    Another big point in favor of salt and this time the scientists actually provide salient explanation for why the low salt diet was detrimental - i.e. it increases renin, aldosterone and adrenaline. Pretty much what Peat wrote...about 30 years before this study. It also matches well another study...
  9. haidut

    Sun Avoidance Decreases Lifespan

    Ray said once that avoiding the sun is very carcinogenic, which is quite contrary to what the various skin cancer experts would like you to believe. This study seems to confirm Ray's point, at least when it comes to females. Sunbather Paradox: Sun Woshippers Live Longer Than Those Who Avoid The...
  10. haidut

    Positive Impact Of Vitamin B3 On CVD Is Not Due To Lowering Cholesterol

    Comparisons with treatment with niacin to raise HDL and lower LDL has been considered the gold-standard for all new statin drugs. However, it has been shown that both niacin and niacinamide have the same protective effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) despite the fact that niacinamide has...
  11. Oniyogini

    40 Yr-old Study On Fats Resurfaces In BMJ

    I jsut got sent this link, makes interesting reading, especially some of the comments... This study 40 years ago could have reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published.
  12. haidut

    Eating PUFA Instead Of Butter Increases Overall Death Rates And CVD

    This is actually a human study and the sad part is that the study was actually done 50 years ago. Why was this data kept unpublished for so long is hard to explain but at least the truth is coming out. Note how the popular press title is worded carefully to avoid casting PUFA in completely...
  13. haidut

    Bromocriptine Prevents CVD Events Associated With Type II Diabetes

    Your doctor probably does not know that bromocriptine is approved for the treatment of type II diabetes. Even if she/he did know about it, the cited mechanism of action is "unkown" or a "mystery". But at least, it is a step in the right direction - i.e. away from serotonin, estrogen and...
  14. haidut

    Plant Diet Increases Risk Of Cancer And CVD Due To PUFA

    This article is a little odd but I decided to post it anyways. It basically claims that humans have a mutation that was caused by eating high plant diet and that mutation makes arachidonic acid so dangerous. I don't know if buy the genetics argument, but I do like the fact that the author openly...
  15. haidut

    Lower Androgens And/or Increase In Pituitary Hormones Linked To Increased Mortality In Men

    So much for T and DHT being bad for older men. More specifically, lower androgen levels and higher pituitary hormone levels were linked to higher cancer and CVD mortality. Temporal changes in sex hormones linked to increased mortality in older men "...Increased risk for all-cause mortality was...
  16. haidut

    High Cholesterol Diet Does Not Increase Cvd Risk, Even In The Genetically Predisposed

    Not that this is any surprise for the forum users, but even after FDA reverses its decades long rule on dietary cholesterol restrictions pretty much nothing has changed in the clinic. If you have CVD or are considered high risk for it, your doctor will still order you to avoid cholesterol at all...
  17. haidut

    Amazing Medicinal Properties Of Beta-lapachone (β-lapachone)

    This thread is similar to the one I created for emodin and in support of the Lapodin supplement I released. Lapodin: Lapodin - Dietary Supplement With Beta-lapachone And Emodin | Ray Peat Forum Emodin: Amazing Medicinal Properties Of Emodin | Ray Peat Forum The purpose of this thread is to...
  18. haidut

    Human Study - Taurine Effective For Blood Pressure And Maybe Even Cvd

    There have been many studies with taurine on biomarkers like blood pressure, cholesterol, seizures, electrolyte imbalance, etc. However, the human studies with it a few and most of them did not do a double-blind placebo controlled setup. This study was double blind and placebo controlled and...
  19. haidut

    Another large study vindicates salt as a factor in CVD

    Nothing new to member of this forum who know how salt works in the body, however I thought that it adds even more weight to the evidence for the benefits of salt, so decided to post it anyways. ... ajh.hpu164
  20. haidut

    The Connection Between Stress (adrenalin), Bacteria And Cvd

    Interesting study, explaining the connection between stress (and its agents adrenalin / noradrenalin), bacterial proliferation and heart attacks / strokes. ... rt.attacks "...Scientists believe they have an explanation for the axiom that stress...