A waxy fat-like substance
what is it good for?
For cell membranes
For proper brain development
more we eat
less our body makes
For bones and teeth
Milk, blood, beef diet
heart disease free
The Cholesterol debate
You decide who's right
-Saturated fats raise bad cholesterol
-The bad cholesterol is called LDL
-Control your cholesterol levels
-Limit animal products
-The body makes saturated fats
-There are different types of LDL's
-Smaller LDL's are most damaging
-Carbohydrates raise small LDL levels
Cholesterol Text Sources
Text, 'A waxy fat-like substance Cholesterol'
"Cholesterol is a waxy steroid of fat that is produced in the liver or intestines."
Text, 'For cell membranes'
"It is an essential structural component of mammalian cell membranes and is required
to establish proper membrane permeability and fluidity. "
Text, 'For proper brain development'
"Babies and children need cholesterol-rich foods throughout their growing years to ensure
proper development of the brain and nervous system."
"Cholesterol is abundant in the tissue of the brain and nervous system. Myelin,
which covers nerve axons to help conduct the electrical impulses that make movement,
sensation, thinking, learning, and remembering possible, is over one fifth cholesterol by weight"
Text, 'Hormones- Glucocorticoids, Mineralcorticoids, Sex Hormones'
"Cholesterol is the precursor to all steroid hormones, including:
Glucocorticoids (blood sugar regulation), Mineralcorticoids (mineral balance and blood pressure
regulation), Sex Hormones (many functions)"
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Text, 'Cholesterol more we eat less our body makes'
"Since we cannot possibly eat enough cholesterol to use for our bodies' daily functions,
our bodies make their own. When we eat more foods rich in this compound, our bodies make less.
If we deprive ourselves of foods high in cholesterol -- such as eggs, butter, and liver — our body
revs up its cholesterol synthesis. The end result is that, for most of us, eating foods high in
cholesterol has very little impact on our blood cholesterol levels."
Text, 'For bones and teeth Vitamin D'
"...it is a precursor to vitamin D, a vital fat-soluble vitamin needed for healthy bones "
"Like vitamin A, vitamin D is needed for calcium and phosphorus absorption and thus
is essential for strong bones, healthy teeth and normal growth."
Text, 'Masai Milk, blood, beef diet' 'heart disease free'
"The Masai and kindred tribes of Africa subsist largely on milk, blood and beef. They are free
from coronary heart disease and have excellent blood cholesterol levels."
Debate text sources
Cholesterol Debate Text Sources
Text, 'Saturated fats raise bad cholesterol'
"Diets that are high in saturated fats raise “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood."
Text, 'The bad cholesterol is called LDL'
"The “bad” cholesterol is called LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol."
Text, 'Body makes saturated fats'
"Your body makes saturated fats, and your body makes cholesterol—about 2000 mg per day."
Text, 'There are different types of LDL's
Dr. Krauss: "just measuring LDL cholesterol doesn't give information about the actual
particles that carry cholesterol that are most damaging to the artery. And we know go to specific
subtypes of cholesterol and LDL particles that do the most damage."
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Text, 'Control your cholesterol levels'
"High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease,
heart attack and stroke. As your blood cholesterol rises, so does your risk of coronary heart disease."
Text, 'Limit animal products'
"Cholesterol is only found in foods from animal sources. Some foods from this
group are high in cholesterol. These include egg yolks (egg whites are cholesterol-free)
and organ meats such as liver and giblets.To help keep blood cholesterol
levels healthy, limit the amount of these foods you eat."
Text, 'Smaller LDL's are most damaging' and 'Carbohydrates raise small LDL levels'
Dr. Krauss: "...a major impact we feel comes from pathways that result in the smaller LDL particles,
and that's where carbohydrates and unsaturated fat play a role. So, our research kind of started
to resonate with other studies pointing to carbohydrate as being the culprit for much of what is
associated, not just with these particles but also with the whole constellation called the metabolic
syndrome, which is triggered by over weight and is influenced by the carbohydrate intake among other
things, so that the cholesterol paradigm based on measuring LDL and the - and worrying about saturated
fat, has now shifted. It's starting to shift, although we're still not yet practicing this in terms of
our public health recommendations."
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