Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

The episode discusses reduced carbohydrate diets and their effects on cardiovascular health. While such diets may help with weight control and blood sugar levels, there is debate around their long-term safety, especially for those with heart disease or diabetes. Saturated fat intake is known to raise LDL cholesterol, which can increase heart risks. However, monounsaturated fats may be more favorable.

The experts discuss how individual responses to diet and cholesterol-lowering medications can vary greatly. They agree these diets can be appropriate for healthy people without heart conditions, but more research is still needed on long-term outcomes. The potential benefits must be weighed against risks for each individual patient.


  • There is an ongoing debate about the health effects of reduced carbohydrate diets, especially those that promote ketosis, for people with cardiovascular disease or diabetes.
  • High LDL cholesterol levels are a concern for some people on low-carb, high-fat diets long-term, though other factors like reduced inflammation may be beneficial.
  • Medications like statins are generally recommended to lower LDL for those with heart disease or diabetes.
  • Saturated fat intake increases LDL levels, but the type (small dense vs large buoyant particles) and food source may matter.
  • Monounsaturated fats like olive oil are likely more favorable than saturated fats or polyunsaturated seed oils.
  • More data is needed on long-term outcomes for arteries and plaque of those on low-carb diets.
  • Individual responses to diet and medications can vary significantly.
  • Low-carb diets appear safe for healthy individuals without heart or metabolic issues.
  • Experts disagree on recommendations for low-carb diets, especially for diabetics.
  • Multiple dietary and non-dietary factors influence heart disease risk.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

The devastating fact in all of this is… 

Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

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