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Can there be a misconception about cholesterol?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No : The epidemiological data is clear: higher LDL cholesterol is associated with a higher incidence of atherosclerosis. No misconception.
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Normal body fat: Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty chemical with bad press. It is a normal component of your cell membranes and a critical building block of many hormones that include the sex hormones and blood pressure hormones. The problem is that some types of cholesterol (e.g., ldl-c) when modified in blood vessels can trigger the atherosclerotic process that can block arteries to organs, that then malfunction.
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