Does Cholesterol Really Cause Disease?

by Chris Masterjohn

The medical establishment blames cholesterol for everything from heart disease and stroke to Alzheimer's. It has long blamed saturated fat for raising cholesterol levels, and now claims saturated fat interferes with blood vessel function as well.

On the other hand, many "cholesterol skeptics" claim that blood lipids have absolutely or virtually nothing to do with disease.

Which is correct?

In the articles located on the left, I argue that it is not lipids such as fats and cholesterol in and of themselves that cause these diseases, but the degeneration these lipids, especially the oxidation of the polyunsaturated fatty acids found in the vegetable oils that we have been told for decades are healthier for us than animal fats.

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