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Fat, Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Heart disease is in the US, as in most westernized countries, the nation’s leading cause of death, killing one in every three Americans. Over seven million Americans suffer from angina pectoris and its severe, recurring pain caused by partial blockage of the coronary arteries. One in three men can expect to develop a cardiovascular disease before the age of 60. Several different factors contribute to the risk of developing heart disease. High blood pressure, diabetes […]

The Role of Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates in Our Diet and Health

Our diet consists of three major building blocks, the so-called macronutrients – the proteins, fats and carbohydrates. They are all essential for our existence and good health. We cannot do without any of these three critical components. If you managed to eliminate any of them from your diet, you would surely die. Proteins form the structure of every cell in our bodies. Carbohydrates, including sugars and starches, are the body’s chief source of fuel. And […]

Low Cholesterol and Cancer – Is there a Link?

It has been known for decades that cancer patients have low levels of LDL cholesterol. However, we never took it seriously, thinking that the reduction was simply a consequence of already developed preclinical cancers, which are increasing the body’s cholesterol demands, concluding that this association was an effect and not a cause of cancer. But, now this has all being turned on its head and we need to give it a serious rethink. The American […]

Eggs and High Cholesterol Myth

With salmonella-poisoning scares on one hand and fears about its artery-clogging cholesterol levels on the other, the little egg has quite a blemished history regarding its health credentials. As a result, eggs are a food that many people view with suspicion, and therefore, actively limit their consumption (the magic figure of ‘no more than two eggs a week’ being deeply embedded in many cultures). This post questions this anti-egg sentiment and shows you why eggs […]