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Cholesterol and heart disease: The role of diet

Your diet clearly plays a role in determining your cholesterol levels, but if you're like most people, the most important factor isn't how much cholesterol-rich food you eat. Rather, it's what else you eat. Figuring this out has been a learning process. Initially, the news that cholesterol in the bloodstream was linked to heart disease prompted an all-out war on cholesterol in food. From the 1960s on, people were advised to stay away from foods rich…

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