Evolution, Cholesterol, and Low-Fat Diets

  title={Evolution, Cholesterol, and Low-Fat Diets},
  author={Riccardo Baschetti},
To the Editor: Steinberg et al1 report that cholesterol, even at levels within the normal range, may cause endothelial dysfunction. This is hardly surprising. From an evolutionary perspective, which enhances the understanding of both human nutritional requirements2 and humankind’s metabolic physiology,3 there is no doubt that current standards for serum cholesterol values fail to match those of today’s hunter-gatherers, “whose experience represents the closest living approximation of ‘natural… CONTINUE READING
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