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New Study On Cholesterol And Early Death

This study has been going around for about a week now, with a lot of people misunderstanding the gist of it — at least as far as I can tell. CNN ran a pretty good article on the study (link), and I’ve culled some key points from various sources:

  • Dietary cholesterol does not affect serum cholesterol*
  • High cholesterol food is often high in fat and sugar
  • The study showed an association, not a cause-and-effect relationship

* – If you have a family history of hypercholesterolemia, then your body will respond much differently to dietary cholesterol and fat than those without that condition.

NOTE: I am not a doctor and I am definitely not your doctor.

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