Researchers: High cholesterol does not cause heart disease

From Henry Bodkin at the UK Telegraph:

Cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly and trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is a waste of time, an international group of experts has claimed.

A review of research involving nearly 70,000 people found there was no link between what has traditionally been considered “bad” cholesterol and the premature deaths of over 60-year-olds from cardiovascular disease.

Published in the BMJ Open journal, the new study found that 92 percent of people with a high cholesterol level lived longer.More.

Hope no one’s career went south for being a “denialist.”

See also: The skinny on salt, veggie oil,, skim milk, whole foods. Nutrition science is nearly baseless but it rules.

  • My poor uncle had heart disease. For years – for as long as I can remember – they (by “they” I mean my control freak aunt) had him on a zero fat diet. Which I have no doubt did him more harm than good.

  • Clink9

    20 years ago my cholesterol was creeping up.
    I ate bacon and eggs and steak everyday like a maniac for six months.
    Lost twenty pounds and the cholesterol went back down.

  • Ed

    This story is obviously wrong. The science is settled. These authors should be jailed.

  • simus1

    Compliance and blind obedience is the objective.
    In every facet of your life from recycling to whatever.
    The jargon changes only to see who is keeping up and who is not.

  • Alain

    Nevertheless it works great for the drug companies.

  • zee

    It’s only the gluten-free salt, cholesterol and whole foods which are harmless.

  • infedel

    …”Hope no one’s career went south for being a “denialist.”… Excellent…just like the marxists want to criminalize global warming deniers (ists); er…global cooling ier/ists; er.. climate change deniers. Settled science for sure.