I lost 75 pounds on the SBD. I also exercised (walking 2 miles daily...I'm 71 yrs old). So putting myself into this great shape, I figured I'd be able to get off all hypertension medications and cholesterol medications, as both my blood pressure and cholesterol seemed to be back to normal. Instead, I failed a nuclear stress test and wound up having a stent placed in one of my coronary orteries because of about 90% blockage. I got put onto aspirin and Plavix, as well as other blood pressure meds. Four months after the stent, I failed another nuclar stress test and had a second stent placed, in another artery. I'm still dieting, so the really BIG question is whether I ought to go on a different kind of diet? Could the fat in the SBD have caused my problems, or at least contributed to them?