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by MarcR
Wed May 22, 2024 9:17 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Artificial Sweetener Drinks
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Artificial Sweetener Drinks

Hmm, the study linked in the first post of this topic is well short of "overwhelming" evidence. As a prospective study, it cannot show causation. In the authors' words: As our study was observational, we are unable to determine whether artificially-sweetened soft drink intake increased the...
by MarcR
Tue Jan 02, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: Practitioner Reviews
Topic: Char Glenn, MD / Portland, OR
Replies: 11
Views: 31349

Re: Char Glenn, MD / Portland, OR

We have not interacted with Dr. Glenn for several years and do not know her current status.
by MarcR
Tue Apr 25, 2023 5:28 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Our first guest: Dr. Thomas Dayspring...
Replies: 181
Views: 141882

Re: Our first guest: Dr. Thomas Dayspring...

Does the hypothesis that LDL/ApoB causes dementia rely upon the hypothesis that LDL/ApoB causes arteriosclerosis? Essentially, if LDL harms blood vessels, poor circulation will impair the brain? I wonder if anyone is aware of a compelling study that demonstrates dementia causation directly.
anne from california wrote:
by MarcR
Tue Apr 25, 2023 9:43 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Our first guest: Dr. Thomas Dayspring...
Replies: 181
Views: 141882

Re: Our first guest: Dr. Thomas Dayspring...

Anne, I wonder if you have seen the study discussed here. Also, there are a couple of relevant studies linked earlier in that topic, here.
anne from california wrote:
by MarcR
Mon Mar 20, 2023 12:27 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: High ldl-p and apob
Replies: 17
Views: 9817

Re: High ldl-p and apob

Thanks for directing me to this, Quantifier. I was not aware of it. I just spent an hour looking at the twitter thread and the Google Drive folder containing the analysis. Perhaps I'm missing it, but I don't see an upper limit to exclude people with familial hypercholesterolemia. In general, that's ...
by MarcR
Fri Mar 17, 2023 2:33 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: High ldl-p and apob
Replies: 17
Views: 9817

Re: High ldl-p and apob

As a purely statistical analysis, Mendelian randomization is blind to functional factors. In a world beset by metabolic dysfunction and the resulting chronic disease, MR plausibly shows LDL as a causative factor within Group 1 ... But in this case, I think we are lumping a disease state together wit...
by MarcR
Fri Mar 17, 2023 12:05 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: High ldl-p and apob
Replies: 17
Views: 9817

Re: High ldl-p and apob

Before tinkering with your body's cholesterol homeostasis, I think you should consider the possibility that nothing at all is amiss. Do you believe Peter Attia and Thomas Dayspring, or do you believe Vladimir Subbotin and your daily experience of health and wellbeing? More here . The hypothesis that...
by MarcR
Wed Mar 15, 2023 11:54 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Do vaccines prevent AD and Parkinsons?
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Re: Do vaccines prevent AD and Parkinsons?

Thanks for sharing your experience, Quantifier. The CDC's guidelines promise a challenge for US residents who want BCG: BCG is not generally recommended for use in the United States because of the low risk of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the variable effectiveness of the vaccine agains...
by MarcR
Tue Mar 14, 2023 11:23 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Do vaccines prevent AD and Parkinsons?
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Re: Do vaccines prevent AD and Parkinsons?

I completed my shingles vaccination and began annual flu shots in 2021 as a result of this evidence. I had forgotten about the BCG evidence, which seems like the most compelling of all. Has anyone sought the BCG vaccine as a prophylactic measure against neuro degenerative disease? Was it difficult t...
by MarcR
Tue Mar 14, 2023 10:56 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Fructose leads to Alzheimer’s? (new hypothesis and wiki)
Replies: 6
Views: 3734

Re: Fructose leads to Alzheimer’s? (new hypothesis and wiki)

Thanks for the eye-opening new wiki article, Theresa. Years ago when I was interested in ketogenesis, I learned the hard way (muscle cramps!) about the importance of getting enough salt. I have been salting my food liberally ever since. The salt pathway described in your article is an important caut...