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    So, if saturated fat and cholesterol don't necessarily cause an arterial plaque build-up (and therefore heart disease/coronary heart failure), what DOES?

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    I think "The Great Cholesterol Con" and "Choletestorl Myth" should be your next books on a wish list Very interesting!

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      And, of course, GCBC by Taubes.


      The short answer: carbohydrates


      Good discussion: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ated-Fat-Fears

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        @Jess


        This 7 minute video will answer your question. It is covered in the last 2 minutes.


        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToGt_GYCUmY

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          Yep--my (basic) understanding is that cholesterol is what the body uses to "treat" the plaque problem that arises because of inflammatory factors. So it's implicated in heart disease in a correlative way, but this has been crudely misinterpreted to mean causation.

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            I think of cholesterol as a repair hormone. Carbs cause the inflammation or damage and cholesterol goes there to repair it. It is like blaming the fireman for the fire because he was a the scene.

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