Some Amazing Facts about Cholesterol—Part III

Some Amazing Facts about Cholesterol—Part III

Does the cholesterol in the blood cause heart attacks? The answer to this question, according to numerous studies is as follows.

For the vast majority of people there is no correlation between blood cholesterol levels and the incidence of heart disease or heart attacks. Actually people with CHD tend to have low to moderate levels of cholesterol. Whereas those with high cholesterol tend to not have CHD or not die of heart attacks. The medical literature is very clear about these facts.

Studies from Harvard Medical School have shown that people who ate trans fats (from margarine, cookies, cake and white bread) had a 50% higher risk of having CHD and heart attacks. This has caused great concern regarding the use of hydrogenated and partially-hydrogenated vegetable oils.

What then are the true causes of CHD and heart attacks and what is the best diet to follow? Be sure to check out Part IV in our series about cholesterol for the answers.