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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VII

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VII

 

Previously, in Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V ,and Part VI of this series, we addressed these 8 concepts:

     #1What is cholesterol?

     #2What is the relationship between the cholesterol we eat and the cholesterol in our body?

     #3Is cholesterol bad?

     #4 How does cholesterol move around our body?

     #5 How do we measure cholesterol?

     #6How does cholesterol actually cause problems?

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How much control should the government have over our health?

How much control should the government have over our health?

At the risk of interrupting my series on cholesterol and delaying my launch of The Eating Academy, I couldn’t resist using the events of this week to make a few points about (my views on) the role of government in our health.  If you were reading the news last week, you likely came across two (seemingly) unrelated stories:

  1. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a proposal to ban the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in New York City.
  2. The ...
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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VI

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VI

 

Previously, in Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV and Part V of this series, we addressed these 7 concepts:

     #1What is cholesterol?

     #2What is the relationship between the cholesterol we eat and the cholesterol in our body?

     #3Is cholesterol bad?

     #4 How does cholesterol move around our body?

     #5 How do we measure cholesterol?

     #6How does cholesterol actually cause problems?

     #7Does ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part V

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part V

In Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV of this series, we addressed these 6 concepts:

     #1What is cholesterol?

     #2What is the relationship between the cholesterol we eat and the cholesterol in our body?

     #3Is cholesterol bad?

     #4 How does cholesterol move around our body?

     #5 How do we measure cholesterol?

     #6How does cholesterol actually cause problems?

In this post we’ll continue to build out ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IV

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IV

 

Previously, in Part I, Part II and Part III of this series, we addressed these 5 concepts:

     #1What is cholesterol?

     #2What is the relationship between the cholesterol we eat and the cholesterol in our body?

     #3Is cholesterol bad?

     #4 How does cholesterol move around our body?

     #5 How do we measure cholesterol?

In this post we’ll continue to build out the story with the next concept:

     #6How does cholesterol ...

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The straight dope on cholesterol – Part III

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part III

 

 

Previously, in Part I and Part II of this series, we addressed 4 concepts:

   #1What is cholesterol?

   #2What is the relationship between the cholesterol we eat and the cholesterol in our body?

   #3Is cholesterol bad?

   #4 How does cholesterol move around our body?

This week we’ll address the following concept:

   #5 How do we measure cholesterol?

 

Quick refresher on take-away points from previous posts, should you need it

 

  1. Cholesterol is “just” another ...
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