After his appearance on Dr. Oz on which he declined to reveal what his cholesterol numbers were because he hadn't had a lipid panel run in a long time.
At the urging of his family, he got it done and he has posted his results.
Needless to say, his numbers are great because he eats all that "arterycloggingsaturatedfat"
Predominately Pattern A large bouyant LDL, HDL 68, TC 204 Fasting Blood glucose 86 great.
Chris Masterjohn comments that Gary's CO2 is low because "burning fat also produces less CO2 than burning carbohydrate because fats are poor in oxygen compared to carbs."
I would say pretty good numbers for someone who lives on high fat steak and eggs and chicken and butter.
He does follow his own advice.
I loved that he had the balls to do this.....but not digging his TG and glucose numbers.....that is because of the dairy. His CRP numbers should be even lower with that VAP. Tells me he should consider dropping dairy and rechecking it. Compared to most Americans it rocks. Just trying to make a teaching point in there. I just Emailed Oz the test from Gary's site and he said he has already had over 100 people send it to him. LOL. I wonder if Gary ever gets a public response? Monkeys might fly out of my ass before that occurs.
Maybe Oz will post the numbers now that he himself is eating like a "hunter gather." I noticed on the cover of this month's First for Women magazine that Oz is touting the blood type diet! Inside, he claims that he feels best when eating in accordance with his O blood type according to Peter D'Adamo's plan which would be mainly meat eating hunter gatherer. The example of an ideal meal for type O was steak and veggies. Oz goes on to say that some people can handle lots of carbohydrate but he can't. What the??? What about that glorious view of rice and lentils stuck in his colon that he treated the audience to during the follow-up broadcast of his colonoscopy? (He didn't follow the prep instructions and the doc doing the colonoscopy was greeted by a colon carb load during Oz's exam.) His newfound confidence in this blood type diet stuff was purportedly due to a Finnish study showing differences in gut bacteria that make some better able to tolerate carbs etc than others. No reference for this purported study.
Total Cholesterol 204!?!? GET THIS MAN A STATIN.
It seems depressing that Taubes didn't actually accept Oz's challenge. But then again (after knowing about the editing), they probably would have made the numbers look bad no matter what they were. All considered, I think he still made the right choice.
I wonder what Taubes' supporters might have said if his total cholesterol and LDL were very high. Maybe then start to apply for the "lipid hypothesis is a myth" argument. It is funny to see that many (not all) people that dismiss the cholesterol hypothesis for bashing low fat dietary dogma are all over the web showing the "extraordinary" blood test results.
Re: CO2 and glucose oxidation
Glucose oxidation via glycolysis produces 2CO2, plus 4CO2 from the Krebs Cycle as a by-product. It is not that carbohydrates have more oxygen, it is the metabolic pathway the responsible for increased respiratory exchange ratio for glucose oxidation.
i dont think gary was ever trying to give out "advice." i think gary just wants to spread the truth about what is healthy and what isnt since we are fed so much misinformation day in and day out. i think everyone, including gary, can take the information and do WHATEVER they want with it - as long as it is true information, that is all that really matters.
If someone were asked to take a test for something like steroids, but they refused and came back weeks later with their own test, then they'd be considered as very suspicious.
But when Taubes does just that, he gets praised.
The most likely explanation is that he was worried about losing book sales, and so he fasted heavily and then presented his figures. Then he made up some cockamamie excuses. Instead of defending his position, he chickens out and then finagles.
After all, pharma profits and agribusiness profits are tainted and lead to corruption, but book author profits are pure and Gary only does what he does for the good of the people.
That's funny, his numbers are all very similar to mine except that my LDL-C was almost double his. Given what he said he eats every day on that show, I would have expected higher LDL. Does he have a day's worth of food posted anywhere?