Cholesterol! For decades it’s been demonized as the reason so many people have heart disease. We ‘ve been watching it, and avoiding it like the plague.
Why? Does that do any good? The answer may surprise – and depress you. This is Healthcare Triage.
This piece is based, in part, on a post I wrote for the Upshot. For those of you who want to read more or came here for references, here you go:
- What is cholesterol?
- Cholesterol and where it lurks
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
- Why cholesterol might not be as bad as you think
- The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol
- High intake of cholesterol results in less atherogenic low-density lipoprotein particles in men and women independent of response classification
- Dietary cholesterol provided by eggs and plasma lipoproteins in healthy populations
- Dietary Cholesterol and Plasma Lipoprotein Profiles: Randomized-Controlled Trials
- 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
- 2015 DGAC Meeting 7
- Should I binge on eggs for breakfast? Here’s what you need to know