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BEN BIKMAN d | TRIGLYCERIDES: best predictor of heart disease
presents episode 949 | Dr Ben Bikman
Metabolic Health Podcast with Dr Dom D’Agnostino

In children…
-healthy: insulin should be: 10 micro
-mid teens, growth peaked: 15-19
-adults: settle down to under 10
Study: young women PCOS
-not positive for insulin resistance
-not overweight, HOMA-IR normal
But: insulin & free fatty acids’
much higher than control group
[no PCOS; lower adipose-IR score] Problem starts in fat cells, then
ranges to other tissues

Triglycerides fastest responders
to low carb eating…
-will plummet
-best marker for heart disease
[LDL is terrible predictor]

-no drugs for that!!
Insulin control all energy metabolism
-free fatty acids–lipolysis
-lipogenesis [new fat] in liver
-as triglycerides in VLDL & LDL
[main transporters in blood] -insulin dramatically raises triglycerides


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