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(BBC)   It's called "good cholesterol" because it can solidify into fat-clogs and instantly kill you. Wait, what?   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2014-01-26 09:05:30 PM  
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...and this surprises whom? It's still cholesterol - the "good" and "bad" tags were easy handles, to get folks to understand that "cholesterol" isn't just one "thing", but, as usual, they turned into marketing terms as everyone started chugging olive oil and eating fish instead of chugging butter and eating beef. At the end of the day, too much of anything is a problem, and we're bouncing from dietary fad to dietary fad, heedless of this simple truism. Hell, Steve Jobs decided that he could cure his cancer by tweaking his diet into a single-food fetish, and look how that delusion turned out.
2014-01-27 08:48:24 AM  
1 vote:

The_Time_Master: Translation: nutrition science is not actual science.

An alien studying human culture would classify nutrition as a religion: it's a mix of cult fanaticism (vegans), politics (usda, food pyramid), and greed (big pharma, big agra).
2014-01-27 03:01:40 AM  
1 vote:

enemy of the state: wantingout: Cholesterol itself isn't the problem... Cholesterol buildup is a sign of an underlying cardiovascular issue.

Details please? Sounds interesting!

Cholesterol is a symptom of a problem. It's basically your body's duct tape for your arteries.

To really mix metaphors... When people are treating cholesterol directly, they're unscrewing the bulb of the check engine light rather than figuring out why it's coming on in the first place.
2014-01-26 10:27:55 PM  
1 vote:

baconbeard: pla: FTA: Dr Hazen added: "This data does not change the message of eat healthily."

...He didn't, however, then go on to admit that he has no farking clue what "eat healthy" actually means.

"Yeah, um, eat a lot of *cough*cough*cough*, and avoid too much *hrrrm*ahem*mumble*"

Right, because healthy eating is such a baffling mystery...

Let's see... A kiwi fruit or a bucket of KFC? Which is better for me...

What if the kiwi was in the bucket too?
2014-01-26 09:40:59 PM  
1 vote:
Cholesterol itself isn't the problem... Cholesterol buildup is a sign of an underlying cardiovascular issue.
2014-01-26 09:03:45 PM  
1 vote:
Depends whose arteries it happens to.
2014-01-26 09:03:19 PM  
1 vote:
This just in: Sometimes good things are not good at all!
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