Doctors regularly prescribe statin drugs to treat high cholesterol, telling patients 1) high cholesterol causes heart disease and 2) statin drugs are the best way to treat high cholesterol. This practice has come into serious question. Does research support our long-held beliefs in cholesterol? No. Not only has this belief not helped in reducing heart disease, but the belief that a low-fat diet combined with statin drugs may actually be doing harm. After all, most low-fat foods are high in sugar, and we now know that sugar is the real multi-purpose-poison.
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