Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Enjoy that bacon and live forever

Looking for bacon.
More doctors are stepping up to the bacon plate and inviting us to join them.

I've written about this before, and I'm delighted to present here the opinions of respected cardiologists Dr. Aseem Malhotra, Professor Rita Redberg of UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, and Pascal Meier of University Hospital Geneva and University College, London.
They say the evidence suggests no association between saturated fat and heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes or death. 
Instead, the best way to protect against stress and stave off killer coronary heart disease was simply to eat “real food” and take a brisk daily walk. They argue that a high total cholesterol to high density lipoprotein (HDL or so-called ‘good’ cholesterol) ratio was the best predictor of cardiovascular disease risk, rather than low density lipoprotein (LDL or so-called ‘bad’ cholesterol).
So what are we talking about here?
They said the cholesterol ratio could be rapidly reduced with easy dietary changes, like replacing refined carbohydrates (white rice, bread and pasta) with healthy high-fat foods like nuts and olive oil. But the easiest way to beat coronary heart disease, which kills one in four people in the UK, is to take around 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, three or more times a week.
That's not going to hurt anyone. The doctors also argue that resting on the couch for one hour a day with Law & Order reruns on the TV will make it more likely that you'll live forever.

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