A lot of people here are handing out advice based on saturated fat and cholesterol causing heart diseas. What I want to know from these people is how in fact saturated fat and/or cholesterol leads to heart disease.
Before you answer, consider these facts;
*Fats, or lipids, as well as cholesterol are carried around the bloodstream encased in Lipoproteins. The lipids and cholesterol are ONLY handed out to cells that ‘ask’ for them, by way of a specific receptor. No receptor, no exchange.
*The lining of the arteries, the endothelium, is a non stick surface, designed to allow blood to flow freely, with nothing sticking to it
*When something does damage the endothelium, lipids and cholesterol are amongst the last things to be deposited at the injury site
*The composition of fatty acids in arterial plaques is 74% unsaturated, of which 41% are monounsaturated
Lancet, Volume 344, Issue 8931, 29 October 1994, Pages 1195-1196
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