Monday, January 28, 2008

Does cholesterol have anything to do with heart disease?

Maybe not.

via Maggie's Farm.

From the article:
So how did we come to believe strongly that LDL cholesterol is so bad for us? It was partly due to the observation that eating saturated fat raises LDL cholesterol, and we’ve assumed that saturated fat is bad for us. This logic is circular, though: saturated fat is bad because it raises LDL cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol is bad because it is the thing that saturated fat raises. In clinical trials, researchers have been unable to generate compelling evidence that saturated fat in the diet causes heart disease.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

Mmmmmmm. Bacon.