A new article “Health and the Nutrition Connection: Focus on Fats and Cholesterol” released earlier today–apparently on World Diabetes Day. That was coincidental but quite appropriate. The article talks about the “cholesterol problem” by explaining its history in brief, and then explains what cholesterol really is and why the blood test you take to get your cholesterol reading is faulty.
Two important questions are asked:
- Does our cholesterol knowledge tell us anything about CVD?
- Does saturated fat (or any fat) have anything to do with cholesterol?
The article explains how cholesterol is made from carbohydrates and fats have nothing to do with it. This is a very important information. Because if cholesterol is made from carbohydrates, why are we blaming saturated fat? Also, what exactly is saturated fat?
All of these and more are explained in this long article and brought down to the level of an average reader–no science degree required, I swear.
I hope you enjoy it. Please share.
Comments are welcome, as always