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Dietary recommendations to avoid fat were wrong, based on zero evidence

By Benson: (NaturalNews) Everything Americans and Britons have been told for the past 50 years about the "dangers" of cholesterol is patently false, admits an eye-opening new report by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a federal panel run by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.

Cholesterol and low-fat madness

By Livingston: The U.S. government’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is poised to reverse 40 years of “advice” to Americans and scrap longstanding guidelines about avoiding high-cholesterol food. In a draft report, cholesterol as found in foods like egg yolks is no longer listed as a “nutrient of concern.”

The cholesterol bogy has been used for several decades to terrify a whole population. For many years, cholesterol levels were considered the ultimate measure of health and fitness in America.

Statin scam worsens cardiovascular disease epidemic

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) Two studies recently published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology have drawn new attention to the fact that, far from being the miracle cure that was promised 20 years ago, statins actually carry serious side effects -- and rather than reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, they actually increase it!

The studies came in the same month that U.S. government's top nutrition advisory panel decided to drop its warning about dietary cholesterol.

"Settled" science was totally wrong yet again: Cholesterol in foods does not cause heart disease

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) Potentially reversing almost 40 years of government policy, the top nutrition advisory board for the United States has dropped its warning against dietary cholesterol. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee concluded that no evidence supports a link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease.

Even five years ago, the committee was still promoting the warning first popularized by the American Heart Association in 1961. But the new position has been a long time coming.

Avocados are heart healthy fruits that lower bad cholesterol and provide complete protein

By PF Louis: (NaturalNews) It's common for weight-watching types and cholesterol-concerned folks to shun avocados at restaurants and totally ignore them when shopping at food markets. But that's a mistake.

Not only have tests shown that this fruit is packed with nutrition, but it actually lowers LDL cholesterol and helps maintain proper weight while giving you the healthy fats that are needed for overall health.

Statins cause brain dysfunction

By Natural News Editors: (NaturalNews) (Story by Dr. Brownstein, republished from Dr. Brownstein's blog, with additional editing by Natural News.) Statins are the most profitable medications in the history of Big Pharma. They are promoted as the go-to medications to prevent/treat heart disease. A recent study found nearly 100% of men and 62% of women aged 66-75 should take a statin medication even if their cholesterol level is normal.[1]

Emu oil: The Aboriginal healing miracle that should be in every medicine cabinet

By Wright:(NaturalNews) Used for thousands of years by the Aborigine of Australia, emu oil treats a wide variety of skin issues, from scars to wrinkles and eczema. And yet, if we only utilize the oil topically, a whole spectrum of health benefits is missed. Allergies, inflammation, arthritis, headaches and cardiovascular disease all respond to this unusual oil.

How does green tea inhibit cholesterol? Scientists crack the code

Researchers at China's Sun Yat-sen University have discovered one of the mechanisms by which green tea helps lower cholesterol levels, as well as identified at least two of the specific chemicals responsible for the process.

Eating legumes improves cardiovascular health

Just a single serving of legumes a day can significantly improve cholesterol levels and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Canada and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on April 7.

Ramp up heart health by eating more beans

The medical profession is pretty vocal about the dangers of LDL, or the so-called "bad," cholesterol. Having too much low-denisty lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the body sets up a person's arteries to harden and become narrow. This condition, known as atherosclerosis, substantially raises the risks for both stroke and heart disease.