NBSV 017: Dr. Scott Lear on 3 myths about heart disease, nutrition, and exercise
Our special guest today is Dr. Scott Lear. He’s been a leading scientist in preventing heart disease for over 20 years. Scott is a professor in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, and he conducts research into how lifestyle can prevent and manage heart disease - and other chronic diseases. He has heart disease himself and last year began a blog called Feeling Healthy with Dr. Scott Lear.
Scott shares with us 3 of the most common myths he comes across in his work, and much more! Listen below.
Important topics and points you don't want to miss:
>> Myth #1: Stress causes heart attacks/heart disease.
>> Myth #2: Dietary cholesterol intake is associated with cholesterol levels in our bodies (a.k.a. serum cholesterol).
>> Myth #3: Exercise is a great way to lose fat.
>> What exercise is useful for: maintaining muscle while in a calorie deficit, maintaining metabolic rate, and sustaining fat loss long term.
>> "There’s no one diet that’s going to be ideal for the entire population of the world."
>> The types of research Scott would like to see in the future.
Connect with Scott:
Links mentioned in the episode:
>> Scott's article, "Why the heck can't scientists agree on what is good to eat?"
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