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      08-11-2021, 08:51 PM   #1
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Harvard Health: Cholesterol testing is seriously flawed

Has anyone read this article or anything similar?

The article is from 2017.

People in my circle who are athletes, good BMI, good diet, no drinking, no smoking, etc. have high cholesterol, specifically high LDL. But low C-Reactive Protein, an inflammation marker.

The article says, "But for all its virtues, cholesterol testing is seriously flawed. Research has shown that only about 50% of the people who have heart attacks have high LDL. If LDL levels are supposed to be an alarm, then it's not going off for half of those who might benefit from a wake-up call."

Is the medical community changing its view on the relationship of cholesterol and heart disease?

What do all y'all think about this?
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