Since the 1970s, most medical institutions have stood by the view that LDL cholesterol is bad cholesterol because it hangs around in our blood streams and consequently forms plaques in our arteries that damage and block them.
As a result, when you go for a cholesterol test, your doctor measures your LDL cholesterol to calculate whether you are at risk of heart disease.
If your LDL cholesterol is high, you will be pushed to take dangerous statin drugs.
A new study now suggests that this is wrong, and that lowering LDL cholesterol may be completely useless to avoid heart diseases.
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