Cholesterol: I Told You So!

Big Brother has finally come around to what I’ve been telling my patients for almost 30 years – stop worrying about cholesterol in your diet! The influential Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the nation’s top nutrition panel, has now admitted they were WRONG about cholesterol. And they have now proclaimed this former dietary evil as no longer a “nutrient of concern.”1 They were slow – and, of course, wrong for decades – but at least they got there in the end. That means eggs are back on the menu for millions of Americans – yolk and all – although my patients have been enjoying their eggs fried, poached, scrambled, deviled and made into omelets, flans and quiches for years, without the slightest negative impact on their health. Big Brother has also deemed other “high-cholesterol” foods, like duck, goose, liver, lobster and shrimp, to be no longer a public health issue – not that they ever really were, except in the bureaucrats’ junk science-fueled imaginations. On one hand, it feels good to have the federal government’s highest panel of diet experts on my side for once. After nearly four decades, they’ve actually come out and said it … there’s no evidence that consuming cholesterol causes heart attacks. But, on the other hand, I’m still frustrated at how much these nutrition gurus continue to get wrong. And, in spite of the fact that they no longer claim dietary ch...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Heart Health Nutrition cholesterol diet heart disease Source Type: news

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Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Claire Boudinaud, Armand Abergel, Juliette Joubert-Zakeyh, Mikael Fontarensky, Bruno Pereira, Benoit Chauveau, Jean Marc Garcier, Pascal Chabrot, Louis Boyer, Benoît MagninAbstractPurposeGiven the growing prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome, the management of hepatic steatosis, especially its quantification, is a major issue. We assessed the quantification of liver steatosis using four different MR methods, in order to determine the one that is best correlated with the reference method which consists of histologica...
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
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Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
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