We keep hearing about different types of cholesterol. It's all nonsense. There’s only one cholesterol molecule, so there’s only one type of cholesterol. What started this nonsense of types of cholesterol?
You’ve heard it repeatedly: there are two kinds of cholesterol: the good high density lipoprotein (HDL) and the “bad” low density lipoprotein (LDL). Now a researcher at Texas A&M University has come to the defense of LDL and says that even it may not be so bad after all. In fact, the more you have in your blood, the better you're able to build muscle during resistance training.
A recent study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins increase the risk of diabetes within postmenopausal women by 48%. This new finding adds to a growing body of clinical evidence that statin drugs are fundamentally diabetogenic, which is not surprising considering the National Library of Medicine contains peer-reviewed, published research on over 300 other known adverse effects associated with their use.