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It wasn’t long ago that cardiologists told patients cholesterol caused heart attacks and strokes.

They spoke of cholesterol as “good” or “bad”. They added “ugly” cholesterol to the list of fatty bloodstream baddies that could fatally harm hearts and brains. They advised patients to eat low-fat foods and avoid saturated fat and red meat like the proverbial plague. Most cardiologists also wholeheartedly endorsed statins, the pharmaceutical industry’s blockbuster cholesterol-lowering drugs...

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