Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease?

After posting the article on apples and statins, I decided to do some more research and came up with this!

Does Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease?

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The Cholesterol Myth

by Raymond Francis

Cholesterol does not cause heart disease.

The French have the highest average cholesterol in Europe, around 250, but the lowest incidence of heart disease and half the heart attacks we have here in the U.S.

In Crete, the home of the healthy Mediterranean diet, a 10-year study failed to find a single heart attack despite average cholesterol levels well over 200.

There are as many heart attacks in people with cholesterol levels over 300 as those whose levels are under 200. Half of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol levels.

Lowering cholesterol does not improve health outcomes.

In those cases where cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins appear to have had a beneficial effect, it is because they act as weak anti-inflammatories, and inflammation does cause heart disease.

But there are much safer and more effective ways of addressing inflammation than using dangerous statin drugs.

Why then are more than 20 million Americans taking a statin drug to lower their cholesterol?

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Olive Oil – Why You Should Be Using It And Which One To Use

What Is Olive Oil And Who Uses It Most?

Olive Oil - Why You Should Be Using It And Which One To Use

Olive oil comes from the fruit of olive trees (Olea europaea) and whole olives are pressed to produce the oil.

Olive oil is used in cosmetics, medicine, cooking and soaps, and Greece has the highest olive oil intake per person in the world.

Greeks consume, on average, 24 liters per-person-per-year and the Spanish and the Italians consume between 13 and 15 liters-per-person-per year.

The Health Benefits Of Olive Oil Are Proven!

So please ignore the few doctors and others that are saying the opposite, because they are simply trying to attract attention.

But before we look at the proven benefits of olive oil, let’s take a look at which ones to use, and for what.

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