152 – Dr Corin Storkey – Sugar to Mend a Broken Heart

In today’s episode, I talk to Brains Matter regular, Dr Corin Storkey, from the Heart Research Centre in Sydney. He talks to us about new research into a type of sugar that could prevent heart disease!

We talk about:

- the patent that has been filed on a new sugar based compound
- how the sugar helps fight heart disease
- are these the types of sugar we normally eat?
- a description of Atherosclerosis
- how oxidation helps with this type of heart disease
- how does this affect fat?
- some of the effects of Atherosclerosis
- the work Corin has been doing
- is this work recovery or treatment?
- the enzyme that helps clean out your system
- what household product this is similar to
- why is your snot green?
- the element selenium, and how it relates to Corin’s research
- some of the attributes of selenium
- stereo chemistry
- some thoughts on how will this compound be distributed
- some commentary on the amounts and types of fat from different cultures, how the relation to heart disease changes based on diet
- and an out-take at the end!

Today’s listener of the episode is Matthew Lane from Colorado in the US.

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