Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Is Cholesterol Bad For You?

An article in the U.K. Sun about a new study on cholesterol in the diet had a comment that mentioned the U.S. Dept. of Health's Dietary Guidelines For Americans.  Here is my summary of what they said. Cholesterol is not necessarily the culprit. But diets rich in cholesterol tend to be high in calories, which might be the real killer, because of obesity.  It is likely that a high cholesterol diet that is still low in calories is not a problem.

1 comment:

jdege said...

What they won't accept is that obesity is a symptom, not a disease, and is most commonly the result of insulin resistance.

There are still a great many who accept the premise that obesity causes insulin resistance, but the research is clear - insulin resistance appears before the weight gain.

Of course, the only "cure" for insulin resistance is carbohydrate restriction, and that's simply not politically acceptable.