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My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Polyunsaturated fat may contribute to cancer

Published in The FASEB Journal, Vol 1, 441-445

Free radical tissue damage: protective role of antioxidant nutrients
LJ Machlin and A Bendich
Clinical Nutrition, Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, New Jersey 07110.

This paper can be accessed at:
Free radicals are molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage, and some diseases.
In this review Machlin finds that, free radicals can cause tissue damage by reacting with polyunsaturated fat in cellular membranes and may contribute to the development of many chronic health problems such as emphysema, cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, cataracts, and cancer.

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