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Harvard Scientist Stunned: Oreos Surpass Statins in Lowering His Cholesterol

re: The Epoch Times
re: statins

Real science is never settled, and anyone who has certainty on such things is not qualified to discuss it.

Dunno about you, but I'd rather buy zero-stuff Oreos, would that work too?

Statinsare slow poison and never have “worked” for anything. Still...

Harvard Scientist Stunned: Oreos Surpass Statins in Lowering His Cholesterol

2024-01-22

In a very specific experiment, Oreo cookies were shown to outperform traditional cholesterol medication in lowering cholesterol.

...Imagine lowering your cholesterol with Oreos instead of medication. This was the core of Mr. Norwitz’s experiment. He investigated whether incorporating Oreo cookies into his low-carb, ketogenic diet could decrease LDL-C levels, comparing this to the effects of conventional statin drugs.

His study illuminates the “lean mass hyper-responder” phenomenon, a condition observed in specific individuals on low-carb diets who experience a dramatic escalation in cholesterol levels, with LDL-C occasionally reaching 500–600 mg/dl. This rise is often accompanied by elevated high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and diminished triglycerides.

... Norwitz adhered to his typical ketogenic diet, low in carbohydrates (20 grams per day). Subsequently, he introduced a unique variable—eating 12 Oreo cookies daily for 16 days, adding 100 grams of carbohydrates... Initially, Mr. Norwitz’s LDL-C level was 384 mg/dl. After the Oreo supplementation, it plummeted to 111 mg/dl, marking a 71 percent reduction. After the break, LDL-C levels rose to 421 mg/dl but were only reduced to 284 mg/dl—a 32.5 percent reduction—on statin therapy.

...The study is meant to be a head-turner. New research reveals that low body mass index—not saturated fat—is a key factor in the sharp rise of LDL cholesterol for those on low-carb diets. This insight, supported by top-level evidence, challenges previous beliefs and points to leaner body mass—rather than dietary fat—as the primary driver behind the “lean mass hyper-responder” phenomenon.

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WIND: cholesterol research is an 80-year-old con job: there is zero credible evidence that cholesterol is a causal factor in heart disease.

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