Exploring the background to the cholesterol hypothesis utilizing data obtained mainly from Japan

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URL: https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/381654

Journal: Ann Nutr Metab

Publication Date: 04/2015

Summary: Comprehensive review of Cholesterol-heart disease hypothesis, focusing on Japan. The cholesterol hypothesis relies on very weak data—and sometimes considerably distorted data. Indeed, many studies in Japan actually show that cholesterol plays a very positive role in health.

Key Takeaways

Many studies out of Japan show that cholesterol does not cause heart disease, and that cholesterol actually has positive health effects.

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