A growing number of physicians and scientists no longer believe that dietary fat, including saturated fat (or elevated cholesterol), play a meaningful role in cardiovascular disease.
Some well-intentioned researchers are now exploring a truly novel therapy to reduce the size of pre-existing arterial plaques (the primary culprit in heart attacks)...using injected nanoparticles. Sounds promising but will your insurance company pay for this?
Other researchers propose that these same plaques are STRESS-related (as opposed to cholesterol-related) and that stress reduction techniques could reduce the likelihood of a cardiac episode. (Some insurers may even cover treatment for stress...)
My latest post at the The Paleo Diet website explores these issues:
And don't forget...
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