Theory Wars: The problem with Cholesterol (Dr Dwight Lundell)

Classic cholesterol theory

I’m sure we all know the main cholesterol theory: It’s the consumption of cholesterol rich foods like red meat and fats that lead to the build up of cholesterol in our arteries.  Follow this link to Medical News Today for more information:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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New cholesterol theory

I came across this article this evening by Dr Dwight Lundell which proposes that it’s inflammation in our arteries that causes cholesterol to become trapped – therefore it’s inflammation that’s the problem, not cholesterol.

“Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.”

Follow this link for the full article

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/242516-Heart-Surgeon-Speaks-Out-On-What-Really-Causes-Heart-Disease

 

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