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Heart of the Matter—How We Got So Far Down the Wrong Track in Our Efforts to Prevent Heart Disease

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  • Over the past 60 years, research has repeatedly demonstrated that there’s NO correlation between high cholesterol and plaque formation that leads to heart disease. Despite that, the saturated fat/cholesterol myth has persisted
  • The cholesterol hypothesis turned into a boon for the processed food industry, and gave birth to the “low-fat” craze. In the process, healthful saturated fats were swapped for harmful trans fats, and ever increasing amounts of sugar
  • The cholesterol theory also resulted in a massive boon for the drug industry. Cholesterol-lowering statins are now among the most widely prescribed drugs on the market with one in four Americans over 45 taking them
  • Sugar is a primary dietary culprit in the development of heart disease. To protect your heart health, you need to address your insulin and leptin resistance, which is the result of eating a diet too high in sugars and grains

By Dr. Mercola

The video above is a special edition of Catalyst, aired on ABC News in Australia. In it, Dr. Maryanne Demasi investigates the science behind the persistent claim that saturated fat causes heart disease by raising cholesterol.


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