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Evidence is mounting that this essential fat is something still worth keeping top-of-mind.

If you’ve been paying attention to media reports on cholesterol and its association with heart disease, you may have found yourself becoming increasingly confused. There have been reports that statins – drugs used to lower cholesterol – are being over-prescribed and questions have even been raised over the whether we should worry about cholesterol levels at all.

The real story is not nearly so controversial. Nutrition and medical science is always growing and our understanding of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is building.

It’s not that everything we thought we knew about cholesterol is wrong – rather, it is that we only saw part of the picture, and now we have a broader view that allows us to see where cholesterol fits into the bigger picture.

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