RHR: Reevaluating Cholesterol and Its Effect on Our Health, with Marit Zinöcker

For the last several years, the medical establishment has vigorously promoted the notion that high cholesterol is a primary risk factor for coronary heart disease, and that a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol causes heart disease, despite the overwhelming body of evidence that suggests otherwise. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I sat down with food scientist and nutritional biologist Marit Zinöcker to explore her team’s new research called the homeoviscous adaptation to dietary lipids (HADL) model, which challenges the diet-heart hypothesis and the mainstream approach to reducing cholesterol, preventing heart disease, and defining a “healthy” diet.


In this episode, we discuss:
0:00 Intro
4:50 Setting the stage: Marit’s LDL cholesterol research
10:29 The diet-heart hypothesis
17:48 Why saturated fat affects people differently
21:32 The new HADL model explained
31:09 The genetic and evolutionary response to saturated fat
34:37 Why we should be skeptical of the length of time in a clinical study on LDL cholesterol
37:43 The role of inflammation and gut microbiota with high LDL cholesterol
45:22 How this hypothesis can be considered in a clinical setting
53:46 Criticisms of the HADL hypothesis

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Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac., is a practitioner of integrative and Functional Medicine, the creator of one of the world’s most respected natural health sites, ChrisKresser.com, and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Paleo Cure. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health. Through the ADAPT Practitioner Training Program and ADAPT Health Coach Training Program, he has trained over 1,000 healthcare professionals around the world in his unique approach. His latest book, Unconventional Medicine, presents a 3-step plan for reinventing healthcare and reversing chronic disease.

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