You have probably heard of the controversy surrounding cholesterol and saturated fat’s role in heart disease. This is an excellent summary with 13 facts on the myths of these supposedly twin evils. After watching the original Catalyst program it brought home to me just how wrong the general consensus could be about the relationship between these two substances and health. It really is quite extraordinary. One fact states that after the age of 47, higher cholesterol is probably protective against heart disease, especially for women and it made no difference what type of cholesterol it was – high density or low density.
The original program produced by the ABCs Catalyst team was taken off the ABC iView website. Here is the explanation