With all the so called “scientific studies” pointing to cholesterol as a culprit in causing heart disease, one of the leading causes of death in US. In the above video interview with the eminent nutritionist – Dr. Mercola, Dr. Kummerow shows that it’s not cholesterol that causes heart disease — it’s quite safe to eat eggs, for example — rather it’s the trans fats that are to blame. He was one of the first to make this association, and the first to publish a scientific article on it, all the way back in 1957. “That was the first article that showed that trans fatty acids, which are present in hydrogenated fats, caused heart disease,” he says.According to Dr. Kummerow, rates of sudden death from heart disease have faithfully risen right along with trans fat consumption.
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