Category Archives for Cholesterol

Cholesterol for Brain Health

The human brain contains a high proportion of cholesterol, which is necessary for proper function. A number of scientific studies have found that higher cholesterol is associated with better brain health,

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Older People with High Cholesterol Live Longer

High cholesterol among older people is associated with longer life. In Japan, high cholesterol is associated with longer life at all ages. More recent evidence indicates that the relation of high cholesterol

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The Conventional Wisdom on Cholesterol Is Full of Holes

I’ve argued against the conventional wisdom on cholesterol many times on this site. The conventional wisdom on cholesterol is full of holes. Questions on atherosclerosis Someone who believes in the

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Higher Cholesterol Is Associated with Longer Life

Is it possible that mainstream medicine got cholesterol all wrong? That not only does cholesterol have no connection to heart disease, but that high cholesterol is actually a good thing? Yes, it’s

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Low Heart Disease Risk On a Low-Carb, High Fat, Paleo Diet

My blood lipid panel on a low-carbohydrate, paleo diet Recently I went to the doctor for a checkup, and he ordered a blood lipid panel, which indicates, or is supposed to indicate, heart disease risk. The

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High-cholesterol diet improves immunity?

A Cholesterol-Rich Diet Accelerates Bacteriologic Sterilization in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Background: Hypocholesterolemia is common among tuberculous patients and is associated with mortality in miliary

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