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David Diamond: Deception in Cholesterol Research

ByCrossFit August 9, 2020
Found in:200810,Health

Katina Thornton, M.D., interviews David Diamond, Ph.D, about his upcoming webinar, “Deception in Cholesterol Research: Separating Truth From Profitable Fiction.” The webinar will take place on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.

For the past 60 years, there has been a concerted effort to demonize saturated fats and cholesterol in our food and blood. Despite the well-established health benefits of diets rich in cholesterol and saturated fat, flawed, deceptive, and biased research has created the myth that a low-fat diet is ideal for good health.

This webinar will provide a historical perspective on how poorly conducted epidemiological research, U.S. government intervention, and misinformation conveyed by contemporary lifestyle researchers have contributed to the current state of confusion regarding dietary influences on health. In addition, Diamond will discuss how biased research has created the false appearance that high levels of serum cholesterol cause heart disease. He will describe how researchers have used deceptive statistics to give health-care providers and the public the false impression that statins produce a dramatic reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality. He will point out that the minuscule benefits of statins are offset by their well-documented adverse effects, such as promoting the development of Type 2 diabetes, cognitive impairments, cataracts, muscle pain and wasting, and increased incidence of cancer.

Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at 9 a.m. PT

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francis Davis
September 20th, 2020 at 7:05 am
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Your interview videos and articles are really informative. More than that, it's engaging, engaging, and well-written. I look forward to seeing many more of these wonderful types of writing.

Because I care about my health, I used the laptop cu to search for information related to saturated fat and cholesterol in food and blood. In fact, the current high mortality rate of people with cardiovascular disease. I was lucky and happened to know that this article is related to the material I am looking for and I have heard the full interview with David Diamond, Ph.D.

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Mary Dan Eades
August 10th, 2020 at 6:19 pm
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Great interview. We really enjoyed listening to Dr. Diamond and Katina did a wonderful job.

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Tyler Hass
August 10th, 2020 at 7:09 am
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Great interview! I love Katina’s idea to get more continuous glucose monitors into the hands of CrossFitters. It would be so fascinating to learn the impact of different workouts, foods and lifestyle factors on blood glucose.

David’s talk at the Game Changers DDC was incredible and I always learn something new when I hear him speak. I didn’t know glucose was one of the only molecules in the body capable of reacting to other molecules without an enzyme. That makes it much clearer why it is so tightly managed, and destructive if not. Another interesting thing about glucose is that a typical person has only 4 grams of it in their bloodstream at most times. A diabetic might have 6 grams. That such a tiny amount of sugar (half a teaspoon) can change our metabolism so profoundly is amazing. That a tiny bit of sugar can trap our enormous stores of fat is like a mouse guarding an elephant cage.

I look forward to learning more at the webinar.

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Curt Griffith
August 10th, 2020 at 1:07 am
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Interventional studies are not epi studies - huge difference and distinction

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