Episode 25: The Cholesterol Episode

May 20, 2024

Welcome to Episode 25 of The Road to Carnivore Podcast!

Carnivore is often criticized for being a diet that’s overloaded with cholesterol-rich foods, and for being a diet that can give people high cholesterol.

In this 16-minute episode, we are going to discuss this criticism, and the many incorrect narratives around cholesterol.

We also discuss statins, a cash cow drug that has been demonstrated to be both ineffective and harmful.

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Three pools of plasma membrane cholesterol and their relation to cholesterol homeostasis

Nanoscale dynamics of cholesterol in the cell membrane

Cholesterol in brain disease: sometimes determinant and frequently implicated

Cholesterol Metabolism in the Brain and Its Association with Parkinson’s Disease

Cholesterol content in cell membrane maintains surface levels of ErbB2 and confers a therapeutic vulnerability in ErbB2-positive breast cancer

Cholesterol and late-life cognitive decline

Most Heart Attack Patients' Cholesterol Levels Did Not Indicate Cardiac Risk

Statin side effects: Weigh the benefits and risks

The Grave Dangers of Statin Drugs—and the Surprising Benefits of Cholesterol

Low-carb Lab Testing — Part 8: The Coronary Artery Calcium Test – A Better Way to Evaluate Cardiovascular Health

Prevalence and Prognostic Implications of Coronary Artery Calcification in Low-Risk Women: A Meta-analysis

Opposite effects of simvastatin on the bactericidal and inflammatory response of macrophages to opsonized S. aureus

Safety, life-saving efficacy of statins have been exaggerated, says scientist

Statins: A billion dollar industry costing millions of lives 

Assessment of Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring for Statin Treatment Strategy according to ACC/AHA Guidelines in Asymptomatic Korean Adults 

Statin use is up, cholesterol levels are down: Are Americans’ hearts benefiting? 

New Study: Outlining the Impact of Low-Carb Diets on Cholesterol

Statins utilization trends and expenditures in the U.S. before and after the implementation of the 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines

Trends in Use and Expenditures for Brand-name Statins After Introduction of Generic Statins in the US, 2002-2018

Statins and insulin resistance

Higher cholesterol, longer life

Role of cholesterol in synapse formation and function

What's in the placebo?

CETP Inhibition Improves HDL Function but Leads to Fatty Liver and Insulin Resistance in CETP-Expressing Transgenic Mice on a High-Fat Diet

The Cholesterol Myths

Here's the latest on dietary cholesterol and how it fits in with a healthy diet

It Took A Brilliant Marketing Campaign To Create The Best-Selling Drug Of All Time

Statin Market Report by Type (Synthetic Statins, Natural Statins), Therapeutic Area (Cardiovascular Disorders, Obesity, Inflammatory Disorders, and Others), Drug Class (Atorvastatin, Fluvastatin, Lovastatin, Pravastatin, Simvastatin, and Others), Application (Dyslipidemia, and Others), Distribution (Hospitals, Clinics, and Others), and Region 2024-2032

From old behemoth Lipitor to new king Humira: Best-selling U.S. drugs over 25 years

The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz

Grain Brain by David Perlmutter MD

Scientist, 98, challenges orthodoxy on causes of heart disease

Cholesterol: from where does it come, how does it circulate, where does it go?

Serum total cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality in old age: a population-based study

Calley Means Interview on Tucker Carlson

Dietary Cholesterol and the Lack of Evidence in Cardiovascular Disease

Is Your Cardiologist a Pill Pusher?

Effect of carbohydrate-restricted dietary interventions on LDL particle size and number in adults in the context of weight loss or weight maintenance: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Cardiovascular disease risk factor responses to a type 2 diabetes care model including nutritional ketosis induced by sustained carbohydrate restriction at 1 year: an open label, non-randomized, controlled study