The current generation of American kids may be one of the first generations to be less healthy and have shorter lifespans than their parents.
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Here are the links to the videos I referred to:
• Heart Disease Starts in Childhood (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/heart-disease-starts-in-childhood/)
• How Many Meet the Simple Seven? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-many-meet-the-simple-seven/)
And you think atherosclerosis by age 10 is bad, check out Heart Disease May Start in the Womb (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/heart-disease-may-start-in-the-womb).
What adverse effects are they talking about with the cholesterol-lowering drugs? See Statin Muscle Toxicity (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/statin-muscle-toxicity/). I don’t think most people realize (doctors and patients both!) how relatively ineffective these drugs are. Watch, for example, The Actual Benefit of Diet vs. Drugs (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-actual-benefit-of-diet-vs-drugs).
Cholesterol can do more than just build up and block of our arteries. See Cholesterol Crystals May Tear Through Our Artery Lining (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cholesterol-crystals-may-tear-though-our-artery-lining/).
So, what’s the Optimal Cholesterol Level? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/optimal-cholesterol-level). See the video!
Does Cholesterol Size Matter? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Cholesterol-Size-Matter). Video on that too!
Let’s take a step back, though. What about all the flat earther “cholesterol skeptics”? How do We Know that Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-do-we-know-that-cholesterol-causes-heart-disease) That’s the subject of my next video!
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