Response To 'Hold The Eggs And Butter'

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During the 90s the government researched weather or not cholesterol was deadly. Time writer, Claudia Wallis wrote an article in 1984 called Hold the Eggs and Butter, and in this article she stated, “Cholesterol is proved deadly, and out diet may never be the same.” She wasn’t far off. Ever since the low fat no cholesterol craze our diets never went back. We are now more conscious of what we eat. Some people grew up being told foods like red meat, eggs and bacon rise our cholesterol levels. This idea is so deeply ingrained in our cultural psyche that few people even question it. But is it really true? On any given day, we have between 1,100 and 1,700 milligrams of cholesterol in our body. 25% of that comes from our diet, and 75% is produced

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