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DESCRIPTION: The current generation of American kids may be one of the first generations to be less healthy and have shorter lifespans than their parents.
Here are the links to the videos I referred to:
• Heart Disease Starts in Childhood (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/heart-disease-starts-in-childhood/)
• How Many Meet the Simple Seven? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-many-meet-the-simple-seven/)
And you think atherosclerosis by age 10 is bad, check out Heart Disease May Start in the Womb (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/heart-disease-may-start-in-the-womb).
What adverse effects are they talking about with the cholesterol-lowering drugs? See Statin Muscle Toxicity (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/statin-muscle-toxicity/). I don’t think most people realize (doctors and patients both!) how relatively ineffective these drugs are. Watch, for example, The Actual Benefit of Diet vs. Drugs (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-actual-benefit-of-diet-vs-drugs).
Cholesterol can do more than just build up and block of our arteries. See Cholesterol Crystals May Tear Through Our Artery Lining (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cholesterol-crystals-may-tear-though-our-artery-lining/).
So, what’s the Optimal Cholesterol Level? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/optimal-cholesterol-level). See the video!
Does Cholesterol Size Matter? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Cholesterol-Size-Matter). Video on that too!
Let’s take a step back, though. What about all the flat earther “cholesterol skeptics”? How do We Know that Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-do-we-know-that-cholesterol-causes-heart-disease) That’s the subject of my next video!
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