Consumption of High cholesterol will not harm the heart

Emobileclinic Researchers’ Corner



Emphases have always been placed on reduction of cholesterol even in ‘supposedly healthy people’ and it has become almost no going area for those with the risk of heart disease especially ‘those with an E4 allele in the apolipoprotein E gene (APOE)’ People often believe that cholesterol intake increases the ‘risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) among those with the ApoE4 phenotype says Jyki K Virtenen, lead author of the new research who proves that cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease.

Using the intake of cholesterol and eggs with ‘carotid intima-media thickness and the risk of incidence CAD’ in affected men with risk factor of ischaemic Heart Disease between the age of 42-60 years in a study, the researchers were able to make one valid point which is, if ‘moderate intake of cholesterol’ a day ‘doesn’t seem to increase the risk of heart disease, even among those people at higher risk’ then the question is why alarming siren on cholesterol reduction for those without heart condition. The author equates moderation of cholesterol with consumption of one egg per day.

The author further breaks down their observation of 1032 men and noticed that 32.5% had ApoE4 phenotype and 230 men later had CAD but there was absolute no association even with additional intake of eggs .’Egg or cholesterol intakes were not also associated with increased CCA-IMT’ reported Jyrki.

The researchers finally concluded that even at the ‘increased CAD risk, even in ApoE4 carriers (highly susceptible individuals) there was no association.



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