Sunday, January 27, 2008

Good cholesterol? Bad? How about neither.

Source: NY Times

Op-Ed Contributor
What’s Cholesterol Got to Do With It?
Published: January 27, 2008
The truth is, we’ve always had reason to question the idea that cholesterol is an agent of disease.

An important read. Here's a quote from within the article:

...The lipoproteins LDL and HDL became “good cholesterol” and “bad cholesterol,” and the lipoprotein transport vehicle was now conflated with its cholesterol cargo. Lost in translation was the evidence that the causal agent in heart disease might be abnormalities in the lipoproteins themselves....

Wow. That gave me a quick wake-up this morning. Go figure.
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