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I came across this article today and thought it was very interesting. Wanted to share it.



http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/17...ths/index.html
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Ned Kock Health Correlator Has written a lot on cholesterol that should interest people here.

this post is particularly interesting
Total cholesterol and cardiovascular disease: A U-curve relationship
Based on this graph, the best range of TC that one can be at is somewhere between 210, where cardiovascular disease mortality is minimized; and 220, where total mortality is minimized.

We have to understand that the human body make cholesterol for a purpose and not to kill us.
The brain contains more cholesterol than any other organ in the body,
It has to produce its own cholesterol.
It won't function normally if it doesn't make enough.
Cholesterol reduction works by preventing the precursors to Cholesterol being created and Vitamin D is in the same production line. Lowering your ability to create cholesterol also reduces your ability to create vitamin D3 naturally.

Spacedoc is a better resource for cholesterol information
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For anyone new to the topic of cholesterol who wants to understand what it is all about and why cholesterol is so important for human health this talk is worth the time.
Chris Masterjohn explains how we have got into the current position.
I found it easiest to manage by having the slides on my laptopan
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Heart Disease and Molecular Degeneration The New Paradigm Presented by Chris Masterjohn,
aand the talk coming from my PC.
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The problem becomes bad when the cholesterol is oxidized. Ensuring that you use vitamin E or other antioxidants will go far in protecting your arteries.
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The problem becomes bad when the cholesterol is oxidized. Ensuring that you use vitamin E or other antioxidants will go far in protecting your arteries.
Sure it's not a bad idea to reduce the potential for iron oxidation by becoming a blood donor and thus offloading surplus iron from time to time. Melatonin is another antioxidant (and iron chelator) we should be producing through the night in the same way our body is set to create Vitamin D3 (anti oxidant) through the day. Coenzyme Q10 is also an anti oxidant essential to those using statins.
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