Aug 03, 2022
In General Discussions
However, cholesterol is just a single chemical (molecular formula is C 27 H 46 O), and it is completely different from "triglycerides" (see the picture below). What we commonly call "good cholesterol" and "bad cholesterol" is not because there are different cholesterols, but because there are different proteins (responsible for transporting cholesterol). Please watch the nonsense cholesterol experts and the Bailu Forum speech "Are you scientifically maintaining health" themed video . It can be seen that the author of this article in "Health Journal" is not qualified to discuss "triglycerides" and "cholesterol" at all. Regardless, the study in the Journal of Health article is about Concentrated oat beta-glucan, a fermentable fiber, lowers serum cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic adults in a randomized controlled trial . Polydextrose, a fermentable fiber, reduces serum cholesterol in adults with hypercholesterolemia). Please note that the experimental group in this study did not " eat oatmeal" as Professor Jiang Wenwen said, popular database but "eat β-polydextrose". Therefore, it is very inappropriate to say "eating β-polydextrose" as "eating oatmeal". In addition, the control group of this study was not "not eating oatmeal" as Professor Jiang Wenwen said, but "eating glucose". More importantly, the experimental data on triglycerides in this paper are questionable. In order to let readers see the whole picture, I copied the original text of this part as follows: Triglycerides increased 0.09 ± 0.1mmol/L (mean ± SEM) in the treatment group (from baseline of 1.9 ± 0.1mmol/L), but this change was not significantly different than 0. Triglycerides fell 0.2 ± 0.1mmol/ L (mean ± SEM) in the placebo group. The triglycerides change between the treatment and control group was significantly different (p = 0.030). It can be seen from this original text that triglycerides have only risen from 1.9mmol/L to 1.99mmol/L, which is less than 5%. However, Professor Jiang Wenwen said that "it has increased a lot". Also, what does "not significantly different than 0" mean? The only explanation is a typo. Again, triglycerides in the control group decreased by 0.2 ± 0.1 mmol/L, or more than 10%. But how could eating glucose lower triglycerides so much? Could it be that glucose can be a good medicine for controlling blood lipids? The only explanation is that the experimental data is wrong. If I were a reviewer of this paper, I would definitely send it back and ask the authors to redo this part of the experiment. In fact, the authors of the paper are clearly self-aware. Throughout the paper, the word Triglycerides appears only in the copied paragraph and in the associated diagrams. It doesn't appear in Discussion or Abstract. This means that the authors of the paper believe that the data related to Triglycerides are questionable or unimportant, so they do not need to be discussed and do not need to be included in the abstract. They even just say "lower cholesterol" in the title, not "raise triglycerides."