How do American Egg Board arguments hold up to scientific scrutiny, such as the concept that large fluffy LDL cholesterol is protective compared to small, dense LDL?
How might Big Butter design a study (like the Siri-Tarino and Chowdhury meta-analyses) to undermine global consensus guidelines to reduce saturated fat intake?
What would happen if you randomized babies at birth to a lifetime of low cholesterol levels? Nature did it for us! In this video, I introduce the concept of Mendelian randomization.
What are the effects of oatmeal, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, and avocados on LDL cholesterol size?
High-tech advances, such as PET scanning, offer new insight into the role cholesterol plays in both the amyloid cascade and vascular models of the development of Alzheimer’s dementia.
Why don’t authorities advocate a sufficient reduction in cholesterol down to safe levels?
Cholesterol appears to stimulate the growth of human breast cancer cells—which may explain why phytosterol-rich foods, such as pumpkin seeds, are associated with reduced breast cancer risk.
The negative impact of red meat on our cholesterol profile may be similar to that of white meat.
Can guacamole lower your cholesterol as well as other whole-food fat sources such as nuts, or is it just avocado industry spin?
The effects of coconut oil are compared to butter and tallow. Even if virgin coconut oil and other saturated fats raise LDL “bad” cholesterol, isn’t that countered by the increase in HDL “good” cholesterol?
Avoid sugary and cholesterol-laden foods to reduce the risk of our most common cause of chronic liver disease.
Reducing cholesterol levels may inhibit breast cancer development, but the long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is associated with more than double the risk of both types of breast cancer: invasive ductal carcinoma and invasive lobular carcinoma.
Do the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil, and the fiber in flaked coconut, counteract the negative effects on cholesterol and artery function?
According to the Director of the famous Framingham Heart Study, the best way to manage cholesterol and heart disease risk is with a more plant-based diet. Why then, don’t more doctors advise their patients to change their diets?
Indian gooseberry extracts put to the test head-to-head against cholesterol-lowing statin drugs and the blood thinners aspirin and Plavix.
Are the apparently amazing benefits of amla—dried indian gooseberries—too good to be true?