Tag Archives: heart disease

10 Reasons Cholesterol Is Necessary for Health

Cholesterol does not cause heart disease, strokes, or atherosclerosis!  Sound radical?  More and more scientists, physicians, and researchers are admitting that the long time vilification of cholesterol is based on inadequate studies and misinterpreted results.  In fact, our bodies need … Continue reading

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Have you heard that eating egg yolks is as bad as smoking?

The big health/nutrition news this last week was about a study that supposedly showed how eating egg yolks is almost as bad as smoking. What??? The first account I read of the study was on Science Daily, and that story, … Continue reading

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Sugar is Slow Poison, says Dr. Robert Lustig

Dr. Robert Lusting is in the mainstream news right now because of his interview (includes video) by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on 60 Minutes last Sunday.  The story is titled “Is Sugar Toxic?”  Dr. Lustig, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology … Continue reading

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Why would anyone bother to eat just the white of an egg?

February is Heart Health Month and many stories have popped up about how to ‘eat healthy’ to avoid cardivascular disease.  Unfortunately most of the articles have been written by people who have not been keeping up with the latest research … Continue reading

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Warning! Women in danger of being overprescribed statins!

Don’t just read the headlines!  Don’t just listen to the sound bites!  There are many stories going around right now that seem to say that women have been neglected because they haven’t been given statins as often as men.  Who has … Continue reading

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Study Shows Low Cholesterol in Women Is Associated With Higher Death Rate

A Norwegian University study questions the ‘common knowledge’ that total cholesterol is a strong risk factor for heart disease.   The aim of the study was to determine the “strength and validity of total serum cholesterol as a risk factor for mortality as defined by current CVD (cardiovascular … Continue reading

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CSPI’s Advice is NOT in the Public Interest

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has long been an advocate of controversial food policies.  Since the 1970s they have attracted media attention to many of their campaigns.  Two reports brought my attention back to CSPI.  The first was … Continue reading

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Analysis Shows No Association of Saturated Fat With Cardiovascular Disease

In The Washington Post online, I found a reference to an analysis published last year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  The objective of the meta-analysis  was “to summarize the evidence related to the association of dietary saturated fat with risk of … Continue reading

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