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The Truth About Inflammation Causing Heart Disease

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The Truth About Inflammation Causing Heart Disease

Inflammation has been long attested to causing heart disease, but that's not true!

Inflammation is created by: 

  • Refined sugar 
  • Trans fats 
  • Gluten, for many individuals 

What you need to know: 

  • Cholesterol is not the problem. We do not need to artificially lower a vital substance that virtually every cell in your body naturally produces and requires to sustain optimal function. 
  • From a blood lipid panel, high total low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is not the most important factor, but rather it's the size of the LDL particles that counts. 
  • High total cholesterol (TC)/high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ratio (TG/HDL-C ratio) indicates small LDL particles and correlates strongly with incidence and extent of heart disease. 
  • Low TC/HDL-C ratio indicates minimal small LDL particles and a reduced risk of heart disease. 
  • High carbohydrate diets and the presence of insulin are responsible for small LDL particles, so reducing your intake of refined carbohydrates is an essential health goal.