ITV Fast Fix Diabetes + Newcastle Diet VLCD Explained + Metabolism

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The Newcastle Diet original study

The data for the Newcastle trials


biggest looser study


HbA1c 32.2
Plasma Gluc 4.7

Triglycerides: 71
Lower is better. Normal is under 150, borderline risk is 150-199, high is 200+

HDL: 81
Higher is better. Under 40 is bad, 40-60 is normal, 60+ (for those lucky few that can achieve it) is considered actively protective against heart disease.

HDL and triglycerides are currently considered the best predictors of heart disease. Having triglycerides less than double HDL is ideal, having triglycerides more than four times HDL indicates risk.

LDL: 104
Under 100 is generally still the goal for smokers or those with family history of heart disease, under 130 is normal for everyone Total ldl measurement isn’t very useful without a particle size test. High amounts of small ldl contributes to risk when you have other problem factors, large ldl is not a problem. Keto tends to result in lots of large ldl and not much small.

Total cholesterol: 201
Under 200 is considered optimal, 200-240 borderline, 240+ is high. You’re at 201. Total cholesterol just isn’t a good predictor of heart disease, especially since better predictors can vary so wildly within the same total cholesterol value. It’s outright obsolete now. Mine is driven up by my HDL levels, so yay!


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The Info and knowledge of the Ketogenic Diet, Biology and Biochemistry usually come from personal curiosity and research. I do however hold the following certifications so far:

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY – The Science of Nutrition (2015)
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN – Nutrition and Wellbeing (2016)
NUTRITION NETWORK (TIM NOAKES FOUNDATION) – Professional Training in LCHF/Ketogenic Nutrition & Treatment (2018)
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UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN – Diabetes โ€“ the Essential Facts (2019)
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If you embark on a lifestyle change please do consult your doctor first.


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