It is rather interesting how a part of Industry and the Academic society still stick to the importance of cholesterol when we address chronic diseases (e.g. CVDs).
|it looks cute but it is so wrong... [source]|
It is not the cholesterol that kills but inflammation!
In an analogy similar to the phrase "It's the economy, stupid"
I think it is high time to say to quite a few medical doctors, scientists and industrialists...
"It's the inflammation, and not the cholesterol that kills people".
Our view is this. We do not need statins or sterols but a healthy diet and lifestyle!
In 2018, we will have the chance with this book and also a review paper we are going to submit in this special issue to present all the latest data that support this view:
it is inflammation induced by several factors, such as platelet-activating factor (PAF), that leads to the onset of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) rather than serum cholesterol.