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The War on Cholesterol [news]

The medical establishment is waging a war against cholesterol Yet cholesterol is a health-promoting nutrient that just could save your life! Think this is an exaggeration? Consider the following. According to Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein, winners of the Nobel Prize in 1985 for their discovery of the receptor that brings cholesterol into cells, the debate about the role of cholesterol in health and disease is a war. They wrote the foreword to a recent book by Daniel Steinberg, MD, PhD, called The Cholesterol Wars. In it, they call themselves and others "who condemn cholesterol as the culprit" the "anti-cholesterol forces." They liken scientific advances in our understanding of this vital nutrient to "powerful new weapons" that have aided the "anti-cholesterol forces" just "like modern armies."