Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. It’s a type of lipid produced by animal cells as part of the cell membrane. Cholesterol is also used to make hormones, nerve sheaths, bile salts and vitamin D. It is also used to transport proteins. It is typically produced in the liver. It is essential […]

For years, measurements of blood cholesterol have been used to assess the risk of heart disease. We have been intensively educated about the role of LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), commonly nicknamed the bad cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C), often called the good cholesterol. For many different reasons, lowering LDL-C has become a primary goal in cardiovascular prevention. There is substantial

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Did you know that consuming medium chain triglyceride oil can induce a mild state of nutritional ketosis without the need to reduce dietary carbohydrate?Have you ever wondered why? Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a type of dietary fat that differ from other fats such as short- or long-chain triglycerides in terms of their structure and metabolism.

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During the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Session/World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) in 2023, Iatan et al. presented a recent study that suggested a link between a low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) “keto-like” diet and a doubling of the risk for future cardiovascular events. In promotion of the LCHF diet, Steven Nissen, a lipid expert at

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The amount of cholesterol in your diet and the amount of cholesterol in your blood are very different things. Although it may seem logical that eating cholesterol would raise blood cholesterol levels, it usually doesn’t work that way. The body tightly regulates the amount of cholesterol in the blood by controlling its production of cholesterol.

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MCT oil is a supplement that has become popular among athletes and body builders. The popularity of coconut oil, high in MCTs, has contributed to its use. As the name suggests, medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil contains medium-length chains of fats called triglycerides. Due to their shorter length, MCTs are more easily digested than longer-chain fatty

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MCT refers to medium-chain triglycerides. Medium-chain triglycerides are unique types of fats that can be extracted from foods like coconut oil or palm oil. Many people add MCT oil to things like coffee (i.e. bulletproof coffee), smoothies, or even salad dressings as a dietary supplement. But why is MCT oil good for you? There are

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