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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Professor says the cholesterol hypothesis is false and should be buried

This paper was published in the Scandinavian Cardiovascual Journal 2011 Dec;45(6):322-3

Study title and author:
The cholesterol hypothesis: time for the obituary?
Scherstén T, Rosch PJ, Arfors KE, Sundberg R.
This paper can be accessed at:

Dr. Schersten is a professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Göteborg and was previously Principal Secretary of the Swedish Medical Research Council.

Professor Schersten finds that the cholesterol hypothesis that links cholesterol intake and blood cholesterol levels to cardiovascular disease has little or no scientific backing that is relevant for the human species.

He concludes that the hypothesis is false and should be buried.