Dr. Uffe Ravnskov describes what the research really tells us about cholesterol.
This article starts with the eye-catching statement "People with high cholesterol live the longest." What? How can this be? This is some quack! Everyone knows that isn't true!
Well, Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD wrote this article and it is jam-packed with many, many research studies covering many years and thousands of people. It's true. High cholesterol is not something that you should be worried about.
Here is another quote: "Now consider that more than 90% of all cardiovascular disease is seen in people above age 60 also and that almost all studies have found that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for women. This means that high cholesterol is only a risk factor for less than 5% of those who die from a heart attack. ... But there is more comfort for those who have high cholesterol; six of the studies found that total mortality was inversely associated with either total or LDL-cholesterol, or both. This means that it is actually much better to have high than to have low cholesterol if you want to live to be very old."
I dare you to read this article and walk away with any conviction at all that high cholesterol is something to be worried about.
Via Scott Moore