Because individuals with high cholesterol levels often develop heart disease, we’ve come to accept that high cholesterol – especially “bad” cholesterol, or LDL – causes heart disease.
But it can’t be said often enough that correlation does not equal causation, and it is beginning to look more and more like a causal realtionship between cholesterol and heart disease just isn’t there.
In this episode we talk about the status of treating cholesterol to prevent heart disease and about a drug trial that punctuates the whole process with a giant question mark.
Take a listen and see what you think.
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