Does Full-Fat Dairy Promote Heart Disease? Research Says No

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Story at-a-glance

  • Saturated fats do not clog your arteries or promote heart disease. On the contrary, these fats are important for optimal health, and actually combat many of today’s chronic diseases, including heart disease
  • Analysis of the blood fats in more than 2,900 adults revealed the mortality rate during a 22-year period was identical regardless of levels — a finding that exonerates whole milk as a health wrecker
  • People with higher levels of heptadecanoic acid — a component of butterfat — had a 42 percent lower risk of stroke, the analysis found
  • A 2014 systematic review concluded current evidence does not support cardiovascular guidelines that discourage saturated fat consumption
  • Research has also shown eating high-fat cheese raises your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is thought to be protective against metabolic diseases and heart disease

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Eggs Are Good for Your Cholesterol

 

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Story at-a-glance

  • Eggs are considered one of the world’s most perfect foods, but became a target based on the faulty premise of the medical establishment that eating too many yolks would drive up cholesterol
  • Chickens weren’t regarded as much beyond egg production until a new concept featuring chicken as a main course took flight in the late ’40s, based on the food industry’s initiative to find more uses for chickens
  • Dense, small-particle LDL cholesterol in your body is a risk factor for heart disease risk, while large, fluffy LDL particles constitute a lower risk, but here’s the kicker: Eggs convert small LDL particles to large particles
  • In the study, people with Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes ate 12, eight or two eggs per week for a year, after which a series of tests showed no negative health consequences whatsoever
  • The 113 milligrams of choline (nearly 25 percent of your Daily Reference Intake or DRI) is crucial for pregnant women, as it helps to prevent certain birth defects, including spina bifida, and support the brain development of unborn babies

By Dr. Mercola

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Study Confirms Inflammation Causes Heart Disease – Not Cholesterol

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by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

If you have been visiting Health Impact News, you may have noticed the notion that arterial inflammation is what’s behind heart disease, not cholesterol from saturated fats.

A clinical human trial recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine in August of 2017 may tip a few more in the medical field into accepting the current awareness that inflammatory damage is a major cause of heart and cardiovascular disease, and cholesterol is trying to patch up the damage before the vessel begins to leak or rupture.

Cholesterol is actually a vitally useful “waxy” compound for many parts of our bodies, especially the brain. Lowering cholesterol is misguided, and usually causes terrible side effects.

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Exposing the Cholesterol Myth: Big Pharma and Their Corporate “Mainstream” Media Strike Back

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Books by doctors, such as Dr. Ravnskov and Dr. Kendrick, exposing the cholesterol and saturated fat myths have been around for decades.

by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

It seems to coincide that when fraudulent medical or nutritional dogma promoted by mainstream medicine or government nutritional institutions starts getting exposed in the alternative media, they both double down with the aid of mainstream media, especially if the result of that exposure is lowered sales of statin drugs and processed non-fat foods. This is what is happening with both statin drugs and saturated fat disinformation.

But now the empire is striking back.

There has been a great deal of success exposing this fraud from online sites like Health Impact News and others, about both the lack of efficacy and danger from using statin drugs while pointing out the fallacy of what they’re supposed to protect us from, cholesterol from saturated fats.

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Breast Cancer Risk Nearly Cut in Half For Women With High Cholesterol

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Can a class of drugs commonly prescribed to help lower cholesterol levels protect against breast cancer? A study recently presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Barcelona, Spain, offers interesting results.

Researchers from Aston Medical School, Aston University, in Birmingham, United Kingdom, determined that statins can nearly cut the risk of the disease in half, as well as lower mortality rates.

“This is the most conclusive and direct evidence as yet to confirm the link between high cholesterol and breast cancer, a topic that has been fascinating researchers for the past few years,” Rahul Potluri, physician, senior author on the study, said in a press release.

“We previously found an association between having high cholesterol and developing breast cancer, so we designed this study to follow up patients longitudinally and address the relationship more robustly.”
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Statin Drugs Linked with Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes

Despite their success as multi-billion dollar cholesterol medications, statins have been shown to increase the risk of the neurodegenerative disease Parkinson’s. The list of statin drug-induced disorders also includes diabetes, cataracts, liver and kidney failure, memory loss, muscle damage, pneumonia and immune suppression. These are all a heavy price to pay for the drug management of cholesterol. While not everyone experiences these adverse effects, it should pose some serious questions about the ubiquitous use of these meds and the desire to put everyone on them. More important, it hopefully propels you into a direction of self-empowerment with health management.

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Cholesterol: It’s All Good

Cholesterol: It’s All Good

If media, medical, and marketing brainwashing has you convinced there is such a thing as “bad” cholesterol, you’ve gotten the science all wrong. 

You’ve heard it repeatedly: there are two kinds of cholesterol: the good high density lipoprotein (HDL) and the “bad” low density lipoprotein (LDL). Now a researcher at Texas A&M University has come to the defense of LDL and says that it may not be so bad after all.  In fact, it helps build muscle.

According to Steve Riechman, a researcher in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, the study reveals that “LDL is not the evil Darth Vader of health it has been made out to be in recent years.”

In a study published in the Journal of Gerontology, Riechman and colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh, Kent State University, the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine examined 52 adults from ages 60 to 69.  The participants were in generally good health, but not physically active, and none of them were participating in a training program.

To the researchers’ surprise, after the subjects completed fairly vigorous workouts, the participants who had the highest levels of LDL cholesterol had gained the most muscle mass.

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Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs Increase Progression of Coronary Artery Calcification

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by Dr. Brownstein’s
Holistic Medicine

Statins are the most profitable medications produced by the Big Pharma Cartel.  A report from the National Center for Health Statistics claims that 50% of men age 65-74, and nearly 40% of women over the age of 75 take a statin medication.  A 2011 study found over 32 million Americans were taking a statin drug.

If that many people are prescribed a drug, one would assume that the drug is effective at treating or preventing something.

How effective are statin medications?  Not very.  This class of medications fails nearly 99% of those who take them.  I have written about the failure of statins in my book, The Statin Disaster. (more…)

One Of The Most Perfect Foods Also Improves Cognition

One of the most perfect foods, low in calories, containing every single vitamin (A, B, D, E, K) except C, and nearly perfect in protein can also improve aspects of cognition, according to research that also concludes neither high intake of cholesterol or eggs are associated with an increased risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

The study, involving almost 2,500 Finnish men, aimed to test a suggested link between intakes of cholesterol (and eggs as a major source of dietary cholesterol) and cognitive decline in both the general population and in a group of people genetically ‘at risk’ of dementia.

Led by Maija Ylilauri from the University of Eastern Finland, the team found that a relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, was not associated with an increased risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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Statin Scam and the Cholesterol Myth: Know the Truth

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by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

Statin drugs that reduce cholesterol in the body are much more harmful than beneficial, even though they do lower cholesterol readings. There is much clinical evidence that lowering cholesterol is not only unnecessary, but it is seriously damaging to overall health.

This is worth repeating even as much as Health Impact News has covered cholesterol and statin issues in the past. Many others, even alternative health sites and practitioners, still continue to perpetuate the cholesterol myth that promotes the scam of dangerous and highly profitable statin drugs.

The High Cholesterol Heart Disease Scare is False

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