danieLion wrote:Consuming cholesterol does NOTHING to cholesterol levels.
YOUR BODY MAKES ALL ITS OWN CHOLESTEROL and DOES NOT USE ANY CHOLESTEROL YOU EAT. Talking about what consuming cholesterol does to your cholesterol levels is nonsense.
Two things: don't yell, and what actual support do you have for this.
The nutrition science class I took as an undergrad. She said when you're done with this class you'll know more about nutrition than most doctors. So the problem here is that too many of us believe what our doctors tell us without thinking for ourselves.
Your body uses substances in the fat and protein you consume to manufacture its own cholesterol
Why do you think I'm yelling? I typed that in silence.
Your body, mainly your liver, produces 75 percent of your cholesterol; your small intestine also aids in both the creation and absorption of cholesterol. The average diet adds another 300 to 500 mg of cholesterol. This external cholesterol comes from animal and dairy products. But even if you eat foods without cholesterol, the carbs, fats and proteins all break down eventually and release carbon, which your liver turns into cholesterol.
Cholesterol is the principal sterol synthesized by animals; in vertebrates it is formed predominantly in the liver
So that's three sources: my professor, Discovery Health, and Wikipedia. Do you want more?
PS: What's the opposite of "actual"?
"You stop me, obviously with a demand for a personal explanation. 'How is it, you write, 'that you reject with such immitigable scorn the very foundation-stones of Buddhism, and yet refer disciples enthusiastically to the technique of some of its subtlest super-structures?'
-Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears
, Chapter XXVII: Structure of Mind Based on that of Body (Haeckel and Bertrand Russell)
"Questions of reality are too important to be left to the scientists."
-Paul Feyerbend, The Tyranny of Science
, p. 51 (Polity: 2012).