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Heart attacks and cholesterol: Agribusiness sees it differently



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DESCRIPTION: The average “bad” cholesterol (LDL) level in people having heart attacks is in the “near-optimal” range, suggesting that the current guidelines are too lax. Have a question about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/heart-attacks-and-cholesterol-agribusiness-sees-it-differently/ and I’ll try to answer it! Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. Be sure to check out all the videos on heart disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/heart-disease/) and industry influence (http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/industry-influence/).

And check out my associated blog post “Generic Lipitor is not the answer to our heart disease epidemic.” (http://nutritionfacts.org/blog/2011/12/23/generic-lipitor-is-not-the-answer-to-our-heart-disease-epidemic/)

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2 comments

  1. Using 170 as the high water mark instead of 240 leaves ~130 as the danger level. That is hard to keep even with a vegetarian diet. Cooking in general will put you over the limit.

  2. Great videos ! Just goes to show how tests are so very misleading. Best wishes from happy vegan. x

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