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The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol

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Old 02-11-2015, 20:59   #1
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Default The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol

About time. Of course saturated fat is still (evil).

The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol - The Washington Post

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I liked a couple of the comments at the end of the article, one from an alleged cardiologist saying he is unaware of any health issues elevated cholesterol is related to and another from a centurion saying she refused to take cholesterol lowering medicine for more than 20 years--saying she would rather die from the problem than from the medicine. Hers runs from 285 to 328. She celebrated her 100th birthday last month.

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Are there any studies, published in refereed journals, which establish a link between dietary and circulating cholesterol?

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A couple points from the article - paraphrased:

The "experts" believe it's okay to eat eggs, shrimp and lobster which they say are high in cholesterol, but the problem is in consuming large servings of saturated fats such as fatty meats, whole milk and butter.

BUT... people with particular health problems, such as diabetes, should not eat cholesterol-rich diets.

They aren't letting go easily the notion that saturated fats and red meats are bad. It's too small of a change, but at least it's in the right direction. But this middle-of-the-road way isn't going to be anymore healthy than the low-fat way.

I can, however, see this opening the door for more studies to be looked at that show it's not fat, but carbs, that do the damage. Maybe some of those who felt intimidated to keep quiet will now have the courage to speak up.

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I sure hope so, VeeJay, but for now I'm sticking with the same response I posted at FaceBook yesterday . . .
It isn't much of start . . . they're still squawking about saturated fats and they seem not to know that the body itself manufactures 80 to 85% of serum cholesterol. They are truly clueless. LaPook sez we still shouldn't eat high cholesterol foods because much of it contains saturated fat, trans fat and refined sugars, and that sounds like processed foods to me. JERF (just eat real food) is apparently a completely foreign concept to these researchers.
Besides which, our own body fat is SATURATED fat, so how seriously damaging can natural saturated dietary fat be? Criminy! Talk about manufacturing a problem so they can provide a solution!

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Are there any studies, published in refereed journals, which establish a link between dietary and circulating cholesterol?
There are plenty. It has been established since 1925 that dietary fats (mostly triglycerides) have little to do with circulating fats. These come from our own bile juices. If you eat less fats, the body creates what it wants from the bile fats. If you are keen to study more, you may want to look up Dr Thomas Dayspring ( or Dr. Peter Attia (

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I see it as another little crack in the dam. Maybe in our lifetimes?

I've been trying to imagine how food manufacturers are going to start marketing "healthy fat" to us when people abandon the low fat crap. A terrifying prospect.

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