Dietary cholesterol and phytosterols contribute directly to heart disease

Scientists at deCODE genetics, a subsidiary of Amgen, and their collaborators from the Icelandic healthcare system, University of Iceland, the Copenhagen University Biobank and the Danish Blood Donor Study, recently published a study in European Heart Journal, with new findings that point to harmful effects of dietary cholesterol and phytosterols. It is well established that the “bad” cholesterol (also called non-HDL…

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