Why LDL Cholesterol Goes Up with Low Carb Diet

Why LDL Cholesterol Goes Up with Low Carb Diet and Is It Bad for Health - Dr Nadir Ali

Is it bad for health?

Dr Nadir Ali and Low Carb Down Under

Dr. Nadir Ali is an interventional cardiologist with over 25 years of experience. He is also the chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Before working as a cardiologist, he served as an assistant professor of medicine for eight years at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also received his medical training.

Dr. Ali has championed many aspects of the science and practice of a low-carb lifestyle in the local Clear Lake area since 2013. He organises a monthly nutritional seminar in the Searcy Auditorium of the Clear Lake Hospital that receives more than 100 visitors every month from the local community. Dr Ali’s focus is on managing heart disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

In this talk, Dr. Ali discusses the role of stating drugs in treating cholesterol, the impact of a standard American diet, and the optimal diet considerations. He compares low-carb animal based diet with whole food plant based diet on glycemic load and glycemic index. He suggests we “should celebrate a high LDL rather than mourn it” as the evidence he provides shows we would have higher HDL, lower triglycerides, lower insulin, live longer, have better cognitive ability, have lower infection risk and have lower cancer risk.

Key Moments
3:15 Bile Acids
4:07 Beneficial Functions of LDL Cholesterol
4:20 Why LDL Goes Up
9:56 LDL Receptor Down Regulation
12:29 Prospective Human Studies