Triglyceride, Remnant Cholesterol & Why We Get Fat (Part 1)

Triglyceride, Remnant Cholesterol & Why We Get Fat (Part 1)

November 9, 2019 9 By Jose Scott


Is anything sounded familiar as we get
deeper into this series on triglycerides? Where have you heard triglycerides
before recently? Remnant cholesterol remnant cholesterol… where have you heard
that? Well, there’s a fellow named Dave Feldman who’s making a lot of waves on
the on YouTube and some other places talking about “lean mass hyper-responders”
and remnant cholesterol. If you go to the again to the standard
of medicine Journal of American College of Cardiology for example recently in
February 2019. “Triglycerides, Remnant Cholesterol and
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.” It’s a great article for drawing in some
of the current research. Some of the things that they’re looking at in the
standards of medicine and again continuing to maybe ignore a lot of the
focus that’s really hot right now fortunately prevention and controlling
this through diet. And as you may know from me, mentioning David Feldman, he’s
all over low-carb diet, low-carb Down Under. So this is all about keto diets.
Here’s the thing. As you go on a keto diet or drop the carbs in your diet, you
tend to decrease the triglycerides in your bloodstream. You’ve heard me talk
about it in a different space multiple times before – the triglyceride / HDL
ratio. Remember what we talked about in terms of mechanisms? Insulin, of course,
decreases blood sugar by opening up channels. Channels that become resistant
in our muscle cells and our liver cells as we get older. Insulin resistance. But
most people don’t know that insulin also decreases fat burning. So that’s where
you get this statement that you hear in a lot of books. Books that have been
around for a few years like, “Why we we get fat and what to do about it.” This
whole concept of it’s not that we’re getting fat because we’re eating more.
It’s that we’re eating more as we go into middle-age because we’re getting
fat. And why are we getting fat? Because we’re getting insulin resistant. In other
words, our insulin values are just creeping up and up and up… basal insulin…
insulin values. So we’re stopping the fat-burning mechanism. What does that do
in our blood stream? Our triglycerides go up well. There’s a number for
triglycerides, but there’s also some numbers that reflect triglycerides and
the cholesterol values as well. Besides cholesterol itself, they’re called VLDLs and IDLs. VLDL stands for “very low
density lipoprotein.” IDL stands for “intermediate density lipoprotein.” And
chylomicrons… chylomicrons are actually the lipoproteins carrying triglycerides
from food, VLDLs are deliver what their liver makes full of triglyceride and
it’s sort of a counterpart to chylomicrons. So I hope that starts to
connect some of the dots that you may have been hearing in multiple times,
multiple different ways, about insulin resistance, high triglycerides, triglyceride over HDL ratio, remnant cholesterol, David Feldman, and then the
recent research going into triglycerides, remnant cholesterol, increased risk
associated with a thorough heart attack and stroke. Again, this was just a short
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