Myth: high cholesterol leads to cardiovascular diseases
People with low cholesterol levels are more likely to have a heart attack. This is shown by various studies from Scandinavia and Russia. In Sweden and Russia, local heart foundations warned against low cholesterol levels. Finnish research shows that people with a low cholesterol level are 5 times more likely to have a heart attack. In the Netherlands and the US, heart foundations warn for a higher cholesterol level. Everything indicates that high cholesterol does not lead to a heart attack or arteriosclerosis. The US, the Netherlands and the rest of the western world got it all wrong.
Cholesterol content says nothing about the chance of heart attack
There is not any scientific correlation between high cholesterol levels and heart attack. Some people who died have a high cholesterol level, others have a low cholesterol level. There is scientific evidence though, that cholesterol and heart attack do not have a scientific correlation. In other words, a high cholesterol level never leads to a heart attack. This is in stark contrast to statements made by pharmaceutical companies, government leaders, doctors and food industry multinationals.
Misunderstanding and lie
Margarine product Becel has been promoted for years as a means to prevent cardiovascular disease. Official bodies do not say a bad word about linoleic acid but many scientific researchers, of which writer and researcher dr. Ravnskov from Sweden is the most important one, are reporting that there is no scientific evidence that linoleic acid helps to prevent cardiovascular disease.Is the fact that linoleic acid is good for the heart actually a fake-fact? According to researchers like Melchior Meier and Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, it is. Researcher Robert van Hoenselaar also raises major questions about the health aspect of linoleic acid against cholesterol. What is going on? (Former) margarine producer Unilever has been producing fake-plastic butterlike bread spreads with sickening trans fats for years. Trans fats are not good for humans, every scientist agrees. Unilever claimed for years that their transfat rich product was not unhealthy, a magical claim materialized by adding linoleic acid to the fakebutter product. The company promotes this Becel bread spread as being ‘good for the heart’. It therefore has the Dutch organixations Nutrition Center and the Heart Foundation at its side.
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