Is Inflammation, Not LDL Cholesterol, the Real Culprit Behind Heart Disease?

by Dr John Briffa
The Cholesterol Truth

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Cholesterol in the body is carried around the bloodstream in the form of what are called ‘lipoproteins’. The two main lipoproteins are so-called low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-cholesterol). Conventional wisdom tells us that HDL-C is a marker for cholesterol being cleared from the inside of […]

LDL Cholesterol May Protect Us against Cancer

by Alliance for Natural Health
LDL cholesterol is demonized, but we’ve told you the other side of the story. Now a new discovery adds to the growing list of health benefits.
There may be a link between low levels of “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol—that is, not enough of it—and increased cancer risk, according to new […]

Putting The Myth To Rest: There Is No Such Thing As Bad Cholesterol

by PreventDisease.com
Perhaps one of the biggest health myths propagated in western culture and certainly in the United States, is the correlation between elevated cholesterol and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Unfortunately, despite dozens of studies, cholesterol has not been shown to actually cause CVD. To the contrary, cholesterol is vital to our survival, and trying to […]

How Not All LDL Cholesterol Is “Bad” For Your Heart

by Dr John Briffa
for The Cholesterol Truth

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Cholesterol is transported in the bloodstream in the form of what are known as ‘lipoproteins’. Basically, these are tiny packages of cholesterol and fat, encased in a mix of fats (known as phospholipids) and protein. Lipoproteins come in two different forms: ‘low-density’ and ‘high density’. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) has […]

‘Bad’ Cholesterol Not as Bad as People Think, Study Shows

ScienceDaily

The so-called “bad cholesterol” — low-density lipoprotein commonly called LDL — may not be so bad after all, shows a Texas A&M University study that casts new light on the cholesterol debate, particularly among adults who exercise.

Steve Riechman, a researcher in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, says the study […]