High cholesterol has been shown NOT to be significantly correlated with heart attacks since 40% of the people who have heart attacks have cholesterol that is lower than average.
People with low cholesterol (lower than 200) suffer nearly 40% of all heart attacks
--William Castelli, M.D., a former director of the Framingham Heart Study
The evidence against any relation of cholesterol to CVD has been pouring out from everywhere over the last 7 or 8 years. A study done by Gilman, et al and published in the December 24, 1997 Journal of the American Medical Association found that ...
THE MORE SATURATED FAT YOU EAT,
THE LESS LIKELY YOU ARE TO SUFFER A STROKE.
This study found that polyunsaturated fats (the ones that the propagandists will have us believe are good for us) have no protective effect. Best of all, this study actually was able to quantify the protective effect of saturated fats:
YOUR RISK OF STROKE DECREASES BY 15%
FOR EVERY 3% INCREASE IN YOUR SATURATED FAT INTAKE.
So What is The Most Important Risk Factor for Heart Disease?
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