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The Cholesterol Farce


CHOLESTEROL IS NOT A PRIMARY RISK FACTOR FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.





Elevated serum cholesterol is not a cause of heart attacks and strokes.

Eating foods high in cholesterol is not a cause of elevated serum cholesterol.

Eating high cholesterol foods is not a cause of heart attacks and strokes, and in fact …


It is the foods high in cholesterol and saturated fat (such as eggs, meat, fish, and poultry) that will actually keep serum cholesterol down to normal levels.


What!?” you ask.


“Half the people in the world have been marching with the cholesterol crusade for decades. Virtually all us have been victimised by the anti-cholesterol propaganda campaign. The idea that …


CHOLESTEROL IS AN ESSENTIAL SUBSTANCE …


and not at all the deadly demon of popular mythology, will come as a shock to you, but it is my obligation to help you know the truth. Do understand, however, that I am not saying high serum cholesterol is good, or even that it is clinically unimportant. Quite the contrary, high serum cholesterol definitely indicates the presence of a metabolic imbalance. It is just that the high cholesterol has no specific relation to the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).


Shawn Sugendran

Lifestyle Medicine

Harvard Medical School

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