Does Cholesterol Size Matter?

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
22 Feb 2020

How do American Egg Board arguments hold up to scientific scrutiny, such as the concept that large fluffy LDL cholesterol is protective compared to small, dense LDL.

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Here are some other videos in which I contrast the available science with what the egg industry asserts:
• Egg Industry Blind Spot (
• Eggs and Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims (
• Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis (
• Who Says Eggs Aren’t Healthy or Safe? (
• Debunking Egg Industry Myths (
• Eggs and Arterial Function (
• How the Egg Board Designs Misleading Studies (

Only the meat industry may be as bold:
BOLD Indeed: Beef Lowers Cholesterol? (

For more on the role of cholesterol, see:
• Fully Consensual Heart Disease Treatment (
• Barriers to Heart Disease Prevention (
• Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero (
• Heart Disease Starts in Childhood (
• When Low Risk Means High Risk (

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