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    NMR Lipoprofile—the Most Important Test to Determine Heart Disease Risk

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    By Dr. Mercola

    The incorrect idea that high cholesterol causes heart disease has led to the demonization of entire categories of extremely healthful foods (like eggs and saturated fats), and cholesterol has been falsely blamed for just about every case of heart disease in the last 20 years.
    Fat and cholesterol are commonly believed to be the worst foods you can consume. Please understand that these myths are actually harming your health.
    Not only is cholesterol most likely not going to destroy your health (as you have been led to believe), but it is also not the cause of heart disease.
    Chris Kresser, L.Ac., an acupuncturist and a licensed integrative medicine clinician, has investigated risk factors for heart disease and promotes the use of a relatively novel way of assessing your heart disease risk based on your LDL particle number.
    He’s currently writing a book about this topic for the Paleo ancestral health community. His interest grew from losing his grandfather to heart disease several years ago. His grandfather’s case was badly mismanaged, which spurred Kresser to learn more about what really causes heart disease.
    A few years later, while in graduate school studying integrative medicine, he did a semester-long research project on the relationship between cholesterol and heart disease.
    Since then, he’s read about 750 peer-reviewed studies, consulted with numerous experts in the field, and has challenged everything he thought he knew about the role of cholesterol in heart disease.
    Over the last several years, he’s been sharing that information on his blog, in his podcast, and in educational seminars and programs.

    The Problem with the Conventional Approach, in a Nutshell

    For the past 50 years, you’ve been told that eating saturated fat and high-cholesterol foods will raise cholesterol serum levels.

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