Women with higher cholesterol live longer than women with low cholesterol. And saturated fat now getting a relatively clean bill of health, especially for heart disease.
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have discovered what we have been telling readers in the Rainbow Diet for over a decade.
Cholesterol is important to your health (for example, helping your brain function, building membranes, helping vitamin D production); and even saturated fat can be good for you!
The truth is that ‘expert health bodies’ have misled us all for 35 years telling us to eat less fat and eat more carbs; and to avoid cholesterol and get on to statins.
Following the health and lifestyle habits of more than 52,000 adults ages 20 to 74, they concluded that women with “high cholesterol” (greater than 270 mg/dl) had a 28 percent lower mortality risk than women with “low cholesterol” (less than 183 mg/dl).
They also concluded that, if you’re a woman, your risk for heart disease, cardiac arrest, and stroke are higher with lower cholesterol levels!!!
There is but one healthy diet for the majority of the Western World – the ‘colourful Mediterranean Diet’, modified to accomodate the French Paradox (the fact that the French eat more fat and drink more alcohol that the rest of the world but have lower levels of heart disease and cancer. A second study within France showed that people living in the area south of Toulouse (not actually on the Mediterranean) ate even more fat and drank even more alcohol, yet had even less heart disease and cancer. You could have been on the Rainbow Diet since 2006 when the book first came out!
Who needs statins???
One word of warning: Chris Woollams added, “This research is quite clear and agrees with the findings of two meta-studies on heart disease risk. But if you have cancer, while good fat is excellent, saturated fat can help spread the cancer.”