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For years I have been saying that cholesterol is irrelevant to cardiovascular disease. At first my "hopeless bias" was based primarily on my awareness that in some 50% of new heart attacks, cholesterol values were well within the accepted norm for the times.
Naturally I have been looking for evidence to support my radical thoughts. This new Framingham data (Association of Circulating Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein Activity With Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease in the Community, Ramachandran S and others. Circulation. 30 November, 2009) is unusually convincing.
The Framingham study was started just after my internship in 1955 and has proven to be of tremendous help to public health and preventive medicine. Initiating a longitudinal study of all the factors associated with cardiovascular disease was the original intent of this program but while I was getting my MPH ( Master in Public Heath ) at Johns Hopkins in 1958, cholesterol's role suddenly changed from associated to causative with not even one piece of
The only reasonable explanation for these extraordinary findings is that cholesterol is irrelevant to the atherosclerotic process.
Originally posted by DevolutionEvolvd
it would be coconut oil.