#cardiovascular Disease Prediction. Screw CIMT. CAC Rules the Roost.

Great paper here from the inimitable Dr. Jeff Gerber. I always found CIMT to be a weak predictor. Here’s a good summary of why. The coronary CT Scan and CAC Calcium Score blows it away. Like an Autumn leaf. Or a feather maybe. Something light and trite in any case…! Click on link below for scintillating study (Conclusion from same in panel underneath):

CIMT No Bueno Peeps

How about CAC in compare – not just for cardiovascular issues – but for those and all-cause mortality prediction:

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Can also look at advancing CAC Score – almost like stepping into a time machine, and seeing the future. If your CAC is rising, the Reaper is very close:

CIMT indeed. Why is it so poor for prediction? Here’s a clue:  http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/95/1/26.short  And no it wasn’t the Maasai walking around all day that made their arteries thick but solid as a rock. It was their lack of hyperinsulinemia and other issues. CIMT is a noisy distraction, because it doesn’t speak to root cause of hard end points. Seems it’s about as useful as ApoB, especially for a well-formulated, nutrient-dense LCHF person ๐Ÿ™‚

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