What Causes Heart Attacks

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Tom Cowan In this article, I lay out the case that the spectrum of heart disease that includes angina, unstable angina, and myocardial infarction (heart attack) is better understood from the perspective of events happening in the myocardium (heart) as opposed to events in the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply the heart). As we […]

Saturated Fat Phobia Lacks Scientific Basis

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Kimberly Hartke In March, the journal Annals of Internal Medicine published a meta-analysis of seventy-six scientific studies on the effect of various fats on heart disease, Association of Dietary, Circulating and Supplement Fatty Acids with Coronary Risk … The conclusion researchers drew after reviewing these studies was “Current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines […]

Cholesterol Does Not Cause Coronary Heart Disease in Contrast to Stress

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Paul J. Rosch The belief that coronary atherosclerosis is due to high cholesterol from increased saturated fat intake originated from experiments in herbivorous animals. It was reinforced by reports allegedly demonstrating this sequence of events in various populations but ignoring contradictory data. The idea has been perpetuated by powerful forces using similar tactics to preserve […]