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Home | Free Articles | The Real Culprit of Heart Disease. And It Is . . .
 



The Real Culprit of Heart Disease. And It Isn't Cholesterol
Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.
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Despite what most people have read or heard...

CHOLESTEROL IS NOT A PRIMARY RISK FACTOR FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Virtually all people have been victimized 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 them, but it is your obligation to help them know the truth.

You must understand that the liver produces 2000 milligrams of cholesterol every day.

Is your liver trying to destroy you with cardiovascular disease?

Of course not!

Not only is cholesterol not a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease, it is an absolute necessity, with many critical functions in the body.

Not Convinced?

For people who are convinced that high serum cholesterol is bad and low serum cholesterol is somehow healthy, I want to enlighten you to the fact that..

PEOPLE WITH LOW SERUM CHOLESTEROL (LESS THAN 180) HAVE THREE TIMES THE INCIDENCE OF STROKES AS THE GENEREAL POPULATION.


Even William Castelli, M.D., a former director of the Framingham Heart Study (the one that originally supposedly implicated cholesterol as a problem in cardiovascular disease (CVD)) notes that ...

PEOPLE WITH LOW CHOLESTEROL (LOWER THAN 200) SUFFER NEARLY 40% OF ALL HEART ATTACKS.

Think of those two facts ---

  • Low serum cholesterol means that you have three times the chance of having a stroke
  • 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.

    start quotePeople with low cholesterol (lower than 200) suffer nearly 40% of all heart attacksend quote
    --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?

    Click Here for Part 2 and the Answer





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    Hyperhomocyst(e)inemia Is a Risk Factor for Arterial Endothelial Dysfunction in Humans K.S. Woo, P. Chook, Y.I. Lolin, A.S.P. Cheung, L.T. Chan, Y.Y. Sun, J.E. Sanderson, C. Metreweli, and D.S. Celermajer Circulation 1997 96: 2542 - 2544

    Fasting Triglycerides, High-Density Lipoprotein, and Risk of Myocardial Infarction J. Michael Gaziano, Charles H. Hennekens, Christopher J. O'Donnell, Jan L. Breslow, and Julie E. Buring Circulation 1997 96: 2520 - 2525

    Jeppesen J, Hein HO, Suadicani P, Gyntelberg F.Triglyceride concentration and ischemic heart disease: an eight-year follow-up in the Copenhagen Male Study. Circulation. 1998 Mar 24;97(11):1029-36. Erratum in: Circulation 1998 May 19;97(19):1995.

    Stampfer MJ, Krauss RM, Ma J, Blanche PJ, Holl LG, Sacks FM, Hennekens CH. A prospective study of triglyceride level, low-density lipoprotein particle diameter, and risk of myocardial infarction. JAMA. 1996 Sep 18;276(11):882-8.


    Before starting any self treatment Dr. Grisanti recommends that you consider consulting with a doctor trained in functional medicine. Visit www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.com to find doctors thoroughly trained in functional medicine


    Functional medicine embraces the totality of the regulatory functions of the body. It encompasses all of the biophysical, biochemical, enzymatic, endocrine, immunological, and bioenergetic regulatory capacities.

    Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.