No, it is not nonsense. The science has examined this for several decades and has concluded successfully that high cholesterol amounts (LDL) result in higher risk of cardiovascular disease.Mr Man wrote:So this is nonsense? http://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/cond ... terol.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This is true. That is why it best to look at all the studies and make our own conclusions. Another way of examining a controversial issue with differing studies is to look at the weight, quantity, and quality of the studies. Sometimes just adding up the amount of studies on one side and comparing it to the amount of studies concluding the opposite. And then it is also important to look at the quality of the studies and how rigorous they are to scientific method.It seems that for every medical condition (and medication) we can find differing viewpoints. Our research normally takes us to views which match our own ideas/hopes/opinions.
My father would say, "consider the source." When we look at one of the links provided by Alex123 we see: http://www.ravnskov.nu/myth1.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; where you can see the amateurish nature of that site. And also how he quotes himself as a reference several times. Also the dot nu domain name. This domain name is for the island nation of Niuē, population of 1,398. It is not even a dot com website.
When you consider the quality and quantity of studies, in my assessment, it is clearly on the side that high LDL cholesterol is bad for you. I would not recommend anyone to go out and eat some bacon cheeseburgers to be "healthy." And no, I am not picking on meat eating omnivores. A vegetarian can have high cholesterol too, if they eat too much dairy and eggs and/or fried foods. And there are vegetarians with heart troubles too, for those that eat high fat diets.