The debate over cholesterol intake rages on in the world of cardiovascular medicine. After years of “fat is evil” propaganda, the tide turned to acknowledge that some fat is better than others. We even recognize that fat can be a good thing. A question however continues to plague each of us as we sit down at the dinner table or walk through the grocery aisles,
How many times have I said “LDL – Bad, HDL – Good” to my patients? Thousands of times over the past years of practice, I have described the differing effects of LDL and HDL on cardiovascular health, yet researchers want to overturn this dogma, this law of medicine. Once again, little in medicine stands so sacred that it cannot be nullified with a newer study.