LDL Cholesterol and Heart Attacks

As a Type-2, I’m statistically more likely to die from heart attack or stroke than non-diabetics. Conventional wisdom argues that high LDL cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol, leads to a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Readers will know I don’t subscribe to conventional wisdom in many things; this is a big one. I’ve written about my views on cholesterol elsewhere.

It’s gratifying to see that more and more studies knocking down the standard cholesterol story… even if they draw erroneous conclusions.

Dr Mercola discusses such a study which demonstrates that “136,905 people who had a heart attack showed that 72.1% had LDL cholesterol levels within the normal range.”

Unfortunately, the study was financially supported by the AHA which pushes statins on an ignorant public. What was the conclusion of the study: more statins everyone.

Dr Mercola also looks at the damage vegetable oils have done to humanity over the last forty years and the mounting evidence that fat from unprocessed meat, whole fat dairy and dark chocolate are healthy.

Here’s the whole article:

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