Cholesterol as a risk factor for heart disease, is it all it’s cracked up to be?
When you think of the risk factors for heart disease, the first that probably comes to mind after smoking is saturated fat in your diet. Doctors nag you about it all the time and supermarkets constantly try to sell you low fat foods. So you might be surprised to hear there’s been a bit of a row about cholesterol recently, with one eminent researcher suggesting it’s all a bit of a furphy. Norman asks a leading expert on fats, Professor Peter Clifton, co-author of the CSIRO Diet, what he thinks about the argument.

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