I think it's probably all when main stream health is still just now realizing the importance of silent inflamation, Omega-3's, and now even the SIZE of LDL not just the level of LDL!!!
In a new study - health article, it is now pointed out that controlling silent inflamation is partially about the size of the LDLparticles, not just lowering LDL (like in a shotgun effect).
Here's the scoop:
How Poor Oral Health is Linked to Heart Disease
The link between gum disease and heart disease may not be obvious, but chronic inflammation
is a hallmark of both conditions and inflammation in your body plays a
major role in the build-up of plaque in your arteries, which can lead to
a heart attack.
A study published earlier this year
concluded that the frequency of teeth brushing can actually have a
significant impact on your risk of developing heart disease. They found
that those with the worst oral hygiene increased their risk of
developing heart disease by 70 percent, compared to those who brush
their teeth twice a day.
Beyond Oral Health – Your Diet is Key to Reducing Chronic Inflammation
As you can see, the running thread linking a wide variety of common
health problems is chronic inflammation in your body – regardless of
whether it originates in your mouth or not.
Clearly, addressing your oral health is an important step, but as you'll see in the next section, it all starts with your diet.
Your diet can make or break your teeth, as it were, and has a
profound effect on your overall level of inflammation. Therefore, to
optimize your health and prevent many of the diseases listed above,
you'll want to evaluate your lifestyle to ensure you're doing everything
you can to prevent chronic inflammation from occurring.
First and foremost, it's important to realize that the food you and
your family chose to eat is your primary ally for the prevention of
(GEE, imagine that! - JdP)
Much focus is placed on cholesterol levels and the ratio of "good" HDL and "bad" LDL cholesterol, but unfortunately, many conventional recommendations for how to improve your cholesterol levels are seriously flawed…
For example, it's vitally important to realize that there are different sizes of LDL cholesterol particles, and it's the LDL particle size that
is relevant (as opposed to just the overall level of LDL's), as small
particles get stuck easily and cause more inflammation.
The only way to modulate LDL particle size is, again, through your diet – statin drugs do NOT address particle size!
(This is new? Where have I heard that, before? Oh Yeah, Dr. Sears, in "The Omega RX Zone", 6 years ago when I read it. And how old is the book, itself? -JdP)