26th October 2010, 03:41 PM
I'm hardly some medical expert and he appears legit, but does this sound like a rather curious or at least extreme view (ie I can see saying not ALL heart attacks are due to cholesterol, but none?)? Anyone know/hear more about this?
26th October 2010, 04:36 PM
I believe it. If you don't, try Googling "Allergic Angina", "Allergic Infarction", or (darn I forget, a Greek Dr's name,) "(Kouros?) Syndrome", it will turn up in those other searches.
My own anecdote is that having had three angioplasties with seven stents in 3 1/2 years, and getting so many chest pains I thought once more was imminent, I went gluten free to help a digestive problem. In a week my angina was gone. Been four years now without additional coronary procedures. Nitro is needed only when some gluten products sneak in- 'modified food starch', and lately mono-and di-glycerides. Seems the mono-and di-glycerides are gluten free, but some producers combine them with flour as an aid to mixing the small amounts into big batches of ice cream.
Anyway. the inflammation link has been known for many years. Seems the inflammation causes damage, the cholesterol plaques are part of the repair/scar tissue.
And some other drugs beside cholesterol lowering Statins prevent heart attacks, without lowering cholesterol. Aspirin and Niacin both, and both are known anti-inflammatories. And, some cholesterol lowering drugs do lower the numbers, yet don't lower heart attack risk. Like fibro-this-and-thats. You hear the TV commercials? "...has not been shown to lower the heart attack rate"?
So I'm convinced it's not the fats in the triplebaconcheeseburgerdeluxe, it's the bun it sits on.
Hey, I wonder if the Japanese increase in rates, related to the "Western Diet", is caused by increased wheat consumption? Do the Nippons have the gene for gluten allergy?
So, what causes YOUR inflammation?
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