What is really going on with Cholesterol

Cholesterol has been blamed as the culprit in heart disease and the traditional treatment has been to reduce dietary cholesterol and to take lots of statin drugs which reduce cholesterol.  However, in this video we see that cholesterol is more of a response or reaction to an imbalance or stress in the body rather than a cause of it.  This is the old causation/correlation confusion.  Researchers see a small correlation between heart disease and high cholesterol and assume that cholesterol is the culprit, when in fact there is evidence that cholesterol is actually there to heal the damage, and lower cholesterol levels hinder the healing process.  Abnormally high cholesterol may indicate a problem, but it is not the cause of the problem.  It also appears that dietary cholesterol is only a very small contributor to overall cholesterol levels.  Furthermore, healthy saturated fats are not only not bad but needed by the body.

In sum the consensus for the last 30 years appears to be almost entirely bunk.

Here is the video explaining it.

<p><a href=’http://www.ihealthtube.com’>iHealthTube.com</a&gt; – <a href=’http://www.ihealthtube.com/aspx/viewvideo.aspx?v=1c815e78ea557fd2′>Finally!  The Truth About Cholesterol</a></p>

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