Running won't save you from heart disease: - we have talked before about some of the problems with endurance exercise. Following the sad death of Ryan Shay, the Science of Sport blog say that overall exercise is good and the risk is low...Check their previous posts on this too.
I am a cholesterol sceptic. I do not believe that a diet high in cholesterol is a bad thing or that high levels of cholesterol in the blood are bad for you. Of course doctors and pharmaceutical companies say different. Have a look at these:
- Statin therapy for older heart failure patients seems to bestow little benefit, according to a randomized Swedish study. But others remained believers, the evidence notwithstanding.
- Cholesterol-lowering drug linked to sleep disruptions - “The findings are significant because sleep problems can affect quality of life and may have adverse health consequences, such as promoting weight gain and insulin resistance,”
- Lower fat ‘healthy’ eating shown to be a dismal failure for cancer prevention (and other things) The ‘healthy’ eating group were not found to be at a reduced risk of any of these cancers (NONE of them) The logical interpretation from this is that this study singularly failed to demonstrate that ‘healthy eating’ reduces the risk of cancer.
Does the Atkins diet damage blood vessels? - Dr Eades destroys the science behind this story that claimed that The high-fat Atkins diet can cause long-term damage to blood vessels, as well as some of the inflammation linked with heart and artery disease, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. Lou Schuler also notes that this is rubbish - in The Worst "Atkins Will Kill You" Study Ever!
That's all for now! (I'm looking forward to more exercise related research popping up soon....)