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So says Sheldon Zerden, who has seen the myth continue unabated with billions of dollars a year in business. He says that the whole heart-healthy industry has led sane men of science astray and compromised the lives of almost everyone. He says that if the truth were admitted, this profit machine would go down in flames and take the food and pharmaceutical industries with them.
Zerden says that scientists really know that:
The reduction of dietary cholesterol does not increase the life of an individual.
The people who have the HIGHEST levels of cholesterol live the longest.
Including two whole eggs per day has shown no significant effect on serum cholesterol levels of normal humans.
Overwhelming evidence indicates that diet has little or nothing to do with coronary heat disease.
A diet for children endorsed by the American Heart Association would do serious harm to brain and mental development.