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Cholesterol and heart disease

I recently came across some information that it is not true that Cholesterol and saturated fats in the diet are the cause of blockages in the heart. The article said that we need a lot of cholesterol and that it is now safe for us to eat eggs, butter and meat. This is contrary to previous information. Which one do I believe?

George (by SMS)

 

While it is true that medical science keeps bringing up new scientific information over the years, what remains true is the fact that cholesterol in the bloodstream comes from two sources, the liver and the food we eat. And while it is true that our body certainly needs cholesterol to carry out many essential activities in the body moderation in the consumption of whatever we eat such as meat, butter and eggs is very important. This is the only way we can keep healthy whatever any new scientific information may say.