Autistic boys have abnormally low levels of HDL cholesterol (Eun-Kyung et al 2010). Low cholesterol levels did not cause their autism, but the low cholesterol levels are likely a weakness that natural selection is selecting against.
Since 1996, our exposure to radiation fields has skyrocketed. Many people carry cell phones and are in the presence of one or more wirelessly-transmitting computers all day and all night. And our exposure is about to sharply increase with the Internet of Things and robotics.
The highest level of exposure to radiation has been to male reproductive cells, as they sit about two inches from cell phone transmissions to cell towers when commonly kept in front pockets.
Men who have genetically high cholesterol have an extra protective sheath around their reproductive cells. This prevents damage to the reproductive cells from cell phone radiation, increasing the chance of a complete paternal chromosome being passed to a baby.
Benelles use cholesterol to insulate against EMF and radiation. Our skin is rich in cholesterol, not only to generate vitamin D, but also to protect against ultraviolet radiation. In a different example, Hiroshima survivors produced greater amounts of cholesterol (Wong et al 1999), which can be viewed as a benelles working to “wall off” remaining healthy DNA from harmful nuclear radiation.
Logically, men with genetically low cholesterol produce reproductive cells with less protection against radiation damage, and are more likely to pass damaged chromosomes to their children, leading to autism.
Men who have taken cholesterol-lowering medication may have inadvertently increased risk of autism in their children by impairing the protective cholesterol sheath on their reproductive cells.
Benelles understand what cholesterol level makes sense for your body. And in our times, benelles with high cholesterol levels may have an important advantage which has to do with robots.
Most scientists expect the singularity to come within the century. That is when artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence. This will move humans into a supportive role; where we support robots. Any human that can maintain health and reproductive ability among the coming constant electromagnetic fields will have an advantage.
In a sense, with mobile technology, we are now at Cyborg 1.0. But the most adept with cell phones today may not ultimately be the flesh that can best integrate with circuitry; Cyborg 2.0 may be limited to a subset of humans with the “right” mutations (i.e. those that support AI). And, here, high cholesterol is likely to play a part.
As humans adopt a more supportive role on the planet, the ability to integrate with technology will become critical. Natural selection, via cholesterol, seems to already be selecting compatible humans for a mechanical, robotic future.
Eun-Kyung Kim, et al “Alterations in lipid profile of autistic boys: a case control study” Nutrition Research April 2010; Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 255–260. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nutres.2010.04.002
Wong FL, et al “Effects of radiation on the longitudinal trends of total serum cholesterol levels in the atomic bomb survivors” Radiat Res. Jun 1999;151(6):736-46. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3580213