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by 55 · June 19, 2014 at 09:57 AM

Do you supplement Vitamin C? If so, how much, and why? If not, why not?I prefer to not supplement anything and i get about 2-300% RDA of vitamin c, but it seems there may be benefits to going higherI was doing some research on ways of reversing... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 18, 2014 at 04:15 PM

I don't do much ascorbic acid as a supplement, but I get lots of the vitamin C complex in my diet. (I probably eat a bell pepper a day with a couple lbs of plants.) If I feel like I'm fighting something or need the immune system boost, then I... (more)

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by 2611 · July 27, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Large, well-powered, high quality meta-analyses of studies on lipid intake frequently find at least some cardiovascular benefits to reducing saturated fat (SFA) and replacing it with unsaturated fat (PUFA). When they don't, the finding is that it... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 27, 2013 at 06:25 PM

I think a big part of it is that almost all the long term controlled studies on this issue have had (as folks on both side have pointed out) decent flaws that seriously weaken them as evidence. This includes a lot of confounding factors between... (more)

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by 10 · July 24, 2013 at 08:13 PM

Hi, So I started doing a Keto diet about 3 weeks ago with the last 2 weeks being more strict. I'm basically getting around 15 carbs a day, and 65-70% of my calories coming from fat, and the rest from protein. A little background on me and what... (more)

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sage_ 0 · July 23, 2013 at 08:42 PM

reputable physicians don't offer medical opinion on internet sites. you might get pointed towards relevant information with someone's interpretation of the information, but if you really are concerned about consuming a ketogenic diet, err on the... (more)

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by 366 · March 07, 2013 at 09:51 PM

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/11/63/abstract Results state: After multivariate adjustment, a high consumption of red meat was related to higher all-cause mortality (HR=1.14, 95% CI 1.01-1.28, 160+ vs. 10-19.9 g/day), and the... (more)

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Meaty_1 0 · March 07, 2013 at 09:51 PM

The broad-brushing of "meat" and "processed meat" together is particularly insidious, because agenda-driven asshats, such as one editor at the LA times, barf out headlines like "Another study finds association between red meat and disease." They... (more)

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by 666 · September 16, 2012 at 10:08 PM

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1357266 What do you guys think about this study? Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Mscott 0 · September 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Well, I was finally able to look over this analysis a bit (thanks for the Pdf, Tamara!). First of all, they included the JELIS study which accounted for 10% of the weight. I would have left it out because it didn't test omega-3 alone, but... (more)

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by 155 · February 28, 2013 at 02:13 PM

I have watched a very interested program by the BBC (link below), it covers various methods of sub-calorific and intermittent starvation, fasting, IGF1 and aging, also the effect on cancer and heart disease. As ever a very entertaining and... (more)

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Joanna_8 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

The Fast Diet by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer was written as a spin-off from the documentary. It is cheap and available from Amazon UK. They've also set up a website at http://thefastdiet.co.uk. The documentary can still be seen at... (more)

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by 5810 · March 08, 2013 at 04:17 PM

What does the latest science say about how to best predict the risk of heart disease? Total cholesterol doesn't appear to be a good predictor. People discuss triglyceride levels and also the ratios of various numbers. What lab tests are the best... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 08, 2013 at 04:17 PM

The best -- by far -- predictor of CVD is age :-(