Maybe, Maybe Not.

Low LDL – “bad” – cholesterol may be causing Alzheimer’s, may actually increase heart risk, and may increase cancer. For years the lipid hypothesis: “fat causes heart disease” has been a medical mantra. Time for a revision?

Atherosclerosis Basics Part I – Cause

Atherosclerosis or Hardening of the Arteries is Caused by Plaque Buildup. It Can Be Prevented and Reversed.


Atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries is due to accumulation of plaque behind the artery walls. This can be prevented and reversed with lifestyle choices.  This post explains the cause of atherosclerosis. A future post will explain how to prevent and reverse it.

Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty material and other undesirable detritus inside the artery wall.