• The big fat debate on cholesterol and statins | Letters

    17 days ago - By The Guardian

    Sue Morgan , Maurice Buchalter and Avril Danczak respond to a recent Guardian article on ‘cholesterol-deniers' Those who advocate a low-fat diet to reduce cholesterol have had 50 years to test their hypotheses and the results are devastating: a worldwide obesity crisis, and a plethora of chronic disease, despite people's efforts to follow the advice. The results of the PURE study based on 18 countries across five continents were clear: “High total carbohydrate intake was associated with higher total mortality whereas total fat and individual types of fat were related to lower total...
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