Fatal errors in medicine

Hdl cholesterol and the pork lard example — sloppy science, dogma and financial gain We’ve all been told for years that fat — especially saturated fat — increases so-called “bad” LDL cholesterol and therefore increases our risk of heart attack. This simplistic message has been promoted for decades. It usually finds expression at the end of the typical brief doctor’s […]

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Cholesterol Confusion: Avoidance and Denial Obscure the Facts

Cholesterol Confusion:  Avoidance and Denial Obscure the Facts So once and for all, how important is lowering LDL cholesterol for lowering cardiac risk?  The common dogma still asserts it matters.  Yet it is also common knowledge that nearly 50% of all first heart attacks have “normal cholesterol”.  In fact, a study from UCLA appearing in this month’s American Heart Journal showed that 75% […]

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