Monday, June 20, 2016

The Daily Lipid Podcast Episode 15: You Asked Me Anything About Heart Disease, 06/16/2016

This past Thursday, we all showed up live on Facebook so you could ask me anything about heart disease. Here's the video, and the audio recording as a podcast. 

Don't forget this Saturday at 2:00 PM eastern time you can show up live again to ask me anything about methylation! Here is the full schedule of upcoming Facebook Live events. 

Listen on ITunes or Stitcher.
Click here to stream.
Right-click (control-click on the Mac) here and choose "save as" ("save link as" on Mac) to download.
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Read on for the shownotes.

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

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