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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 8 December 2011

A review of recent scientific data clearly demonstrates that dietary cholesterol is NOT correlated with increased risk for heart disease

This paper was published in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care 2011 Oct 26

Study title and author:
Rethinking dietary cholesterol.
Fernandez ML.
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

This paper can be accessed at:

The study reviewed the recent evidence that challenges the current recommended dietary restrictions regarding cholesterol consumption.

The review found:
(a) The data clearly demonstrates that dietary cholesterol is not correlated with increased risk for heart disease.
(b) In 75% of the population excessive cholesterol consumption does not raise the levels of blood cholesterol.
(c) In the other 25% of the population excessive cholesterol consumption does raise blood cholesterol levels, however it raises levels of (the good) high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, so there is no increase in risk of heart disease.

Professor Fernandez states that the recommendations limiting dietary cholesterol should be reconsidered.