Anyone see these guys on Dr Oz.
Pretty controversial apparently but they say the main issue is inflammation and sugar not cholesterol by itself. I think this is relevant to some of what we discuss relative to how healthy t levels can benefit cardiovascular risk
This is a monstrous subject that has been talked (and argued about) quite a bit on the forum. I agree that cholesterol in and of itself it not the prime mover of heart disease. However, here are a few things that that ignores:
--Most men with E.D. have significant endothelial dysfunction. Yes, there are a few young guys with low T and little endothelial dysfunction and a few with pudendal nerver injuries, etc. But, generally speaking, if you've lived in the West for long, you've hammered your arteries for years and years and are now paying the price.
--Given that that is true, the real goal is not just to survive. The goal is to heal your arteries. Some studies indicate that you're not going to clear out that plaque and heal without getting that LDL down nice and low. Well, guess what? LDL is related to cholesterol. You can't have high cholesterol and low LDL.
--So, practically speaking, if you want to keep those arteries nice and clean and/or clear them out, you need low cholesterol.
You're pretty young Samson and so a Mediterranean Diet will work great for you. Many middle-aged and senior men will not be so lucky. They need to actually heal their arteries and reverse the damage.
There is also another very important reason that you don't want even medium cholesterol if you have endothelial dysfunction: saturated fat slows down blood flow. You give a middle aged guy with a lot of arteriosclerosis a bunch of saturated fat and he is going to be hurtin' that night.
Now what does saturated fat have to do with cholesterol? Everything (in almost all men). Saturated fat consumption is the #1 determiner of your cholesterol levels (and extra body fat). So if you have medium or high cholesterol, I can pretty well know that you're consuming significant saturated fat.
And this goes back to something I point out: it's always the young guys that like the idea of eating a lot of saturated fat. They've got enough buffer built into their systems usually to handle it.
Young guys can drink heavily and still get an erection. Young guys can eat a steak and still get an erection. Aahh, those were the days...
But, if you've been low testosterone for a long time (and thus have significant arteriosclerosis) or have lived the typical Western lifestyle for decades, it's just not gonna be that easy. You need to heal:http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Clear_Your_Arteries