Category Archives: Inflammation & Cholesterol

Myth: Inflammation Causes Heart Attacks, Not Cholesterol

One of the most common myth in the low-carbohydrate community is that high cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease. They argue that statins lower cholesterol and yet people still have heart attacks. Therefore, it can’t be cholesterol. According to these low-carb gurus, inflammation is the main cause of heart disease – not cholesterol. What’s the real cause? Who is right?  Who is wrong? Here is a link to Dr. Popper’s website with a great response to this question.


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