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Re: Plant Based Diet Thread

Postby Nobody » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:07 am

mikesbytes wrote:Most of the people I have known who had high blood pressure were obese or heading that way. Could be due to high consumption of manufactured foods resulting in high salt consumption or due to the weight itself.

High BP is usually a long term result of eating a standard diet. AFAIK GPs expect the average western man's systolic BP to rise a 1mm of mercury a year. So by 40 yo, it is expected that those susceptible will be on medication by then because their systolic BP is 140. I know quite a few who are.

Body weight is a factor, which is interesting in my case. Since I'm heavier than I have been in the last few years, yet my BP is lower.

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Re: Plant Based Diet Thread

Postby CKinnard » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:19 am

Nobody wrote:Body weight is a factor, which is interesting in my case. Since I'm heavier than I have been in the last few years, yet my BP is lower.


Bodyweight is only a BP issue when it is fat, because the fatter you are the more fat you store ectopically in arteries.
If you increase muscle mass, and do moderate cardio, you increase the cross sectional area of arterioles in the body via capillary sprouting.
This has the most powerful effect of any intervention on lowering BP.

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Re: Plant Based Diet Thread

Postby Nobody » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:38 pm

Thanks CK. Interesting. I'll have to confirm my BP with the GP in Jan. At least it gives me some more inspiration to do some dead lifts. :)

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Re: Plant Based Diet Thread

Postby CKinnard » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:53 pm

Nobody wrote:Thanks CK. Interesting. I'll have to confirm my BP with the GP in Jan. At least it gives me some more inspiration to do some dead lifts. :)


remember the HIIT and moderate intensity enduro. Together with the resistance stuff, they are the best stimulus for capillary sprouting.

I am surprised you don't have a BP machine at home. A $40 unit is very reliable these days.
I talked to a guy at TNH this year about pros/cons of domestic market ECG. The cheapest units are now under $1000.
Self monitoring ecg would actually save more lives than self monitoring BP.
Though the algos for interpreting signal still need improvement.
Was talking with local ambos at coffee this week, and their new 12 lead portable ecg computer interpretation is as shoddy as 15 years ago.
Totally inexcusable.

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Re: Plant Based Diet Thread

Postby Nobody » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:41 pm

CKinnard wrote:Remember the HIIT and moderate intensity enduro. Together with the resistance stuff, they are the best stimulus for capillary sprouting.

OK, thanks.

CKinnard wrote:I am surprised you don't have a BP machine at home. A $40 unit is very reliable these days.

I've relied on hospitals or GPs so far because they are considered trustworthy references. Also BP usually changes very slowly for people like us and up until now I've only been interested in the long term trend.

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On the surface, it looks like the grain producers of the world are fighting back against the low carb movement.

Article:
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/nutrition/cutting-carbs-can-increase-risk-of-diabetes-and-other-diseases-experts-warn-20171206-gzzr39.html
Organisation:
http://carbquality.org/
http://www.gisymbol.com/international-carbohydrate-quality-consortium/
Their paper:
http://www.nmcd-journal.com/article/S0939-4753(15)00127-1/pdf

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Re: Plant Based Diet Thread

Postby Nobody » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:29 pm

Below is a plant based success story. Her cholesterol went from 6.6 to 3.9 and hsCRP went from 4.17 to 1.49. Probably an excellent result for someone with type 1 diabetes.
She says anything below 1 is "no risk". But according to the AHA article (below), it's just lower risk. No added risk with a relative risk score of 1 is for people with a hsCRP result below 0.5.

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http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/109/16/1955.full


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