Category Archives: Cholesterol

Autism, Technology and Cholesterol

child HeadCholesterol clogs our arteries and kills us. Except when it protects us. Over the last 20 years, high cholesterol has likely become a marker for health.

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.

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Will USDA Pick Eggs or Cash?

eggs“Cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.”

There, they finally said it. But will the USDA listen to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee?

The USDA should listen to the committee, but will be tempted not to, since it will create financial risk for cash-cow cholesterol-fighting companies. I mean, who wants to fight something that’s healthy?

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