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233: Combining carbs and fat, LDL-C, calcification, and atherosclerosis

Masterjohn Q&A Files Episode 233


Question: Combining carbs and fat, LDL-C, calcification, and atherosclerosis

Generally speaking, if someone is overweight and hyperglycemic, then they're probably going to get a lot of benefit from trying to separate their carbs and fat, whereas if someone has amazing body composition and a totally healthy blood glucose level while they're eating a mixed diet, then I think it's kind of pointless. I would say that for blood lipids, generally, if macronutrients are going to affect your blood lipids, that's probably involving your fasting blood lipids, which is what's usually measured. If changing your macronutrients around is going to affect those, I think it's probably going to be in the context of some level of insulin resistance or overweightness, really insulin resistance or it would just be one of several ways to get there with carbohydrates generally pumping the sort of VLDL production and triglyceride content.

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083: Ask Me Anything About Nutrition, June 10, 2021

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