SonoCalc IMT scan done at KU Medical Center.
I believe this is the only testimony or documentation of CIMT's on high fat low cholesterol diet while NOT losing or gaining weight.
The confounding co-variable of losing weight will obscure data on LDL-P and CIMT. i.e. was it the weight loss or was the high fat diet not relevant in terms of plaque formation? I have maintained an LDL-P between 700 and 1,000 over the three years with atorvastatin 10 mg, niacin 1,000 mg, Fish oil triple strength from SAMS 4,000 mg a day. This is the same medicine I was on before I started the low carb high fat diet in 1-11. My LDL-P's have not changed since I changed my diet.
Thus if you are contemplating an Atkin's type diet, consider getting baseline LDL-P, CAC and CIMT.
Then do three LDL-P's a year.
Do a CIMT every two years.
I suggest this because I think some genomes may not do well on a high fat diet.
If you lose weight, usually all the numbers are better no matter what diet your are on.
The problem is only 5% of people maintain their weight loss due to:
1- Reduced obese state
2- Energy gap
3- Sponge Syndrome
This is what I will be presenting in New Orleans.