If You Have the Book Quantitative Medicine, See…

Chapter 6: “Cholesterol.” A general discussion of cholesterol and caveats about its usual (mis)interpretation.

Chapter 7: “The Lipid Management Group.” A discussion of cholesterol subtypes.

Chapter 8: “The Lipid Management Group.” Interpreting cholesterol and triglyceride blood tests.

Chapter 10: “How to Run Your Heart Up and Down.” Exercise which increases HDL (good) cholesterol levels.

Chapter 18: “The Amazing Role of HDL.” How HDL cholesterol reduces heart disease and cancer risk.

Chapter 21: “LDL.” How to control proportions of safe and harmful LDL cholesterol. The folly of statins.

Chapter 27: “Cholesterol – Cell Wall Material.” On why dietary cholesterol has no effect on circulating cholesterol. I.e. why it’s OK to eat egg yolks.

Appendix 2: “Low-Carb Diets.” Effect of low-carb, high-fat diets on cholesterol levels.


Cholesterol Basicscholesterol-magnifying-glass-SS

A fairly in depth discussion of cholesterol, when it is dangerous, and when it is not. Only certain types of LDL (bad cholesterol) are dangerous, and they can be controlled.

FAT: Burn It or Store It. What Determines This?

The Grand Unified Theory of Fat. Fat behaves quite differently from what you might expect. Why fat doesn’t make you fat. Why carbs do.

HDL-LDLHDL—The ‘Good’ Cholesterol—Reverses Cancer and Heart Disease

All about HDL, and its role in curing heart disease and prevention of cancer.

Study Finds High LDL (“bad”) Cholesterol May Lower Heart Risk

This result, if it holds, would completely upend 50 years of cardiac medicine

Study Finds High LDL (“bad”) Cholesterol May Prevent Cancer

Risk of several commons cancers is reduced

Study Finds Significantly Lower LDL Cholesterol in Dementia Patients

Is this low LDL cholesterol the result of, or the cause of dementia.

Saturated Fat

Saturated fat is healthy. It does not raise cholesterol. It does not cause heart disease.

Red Meat Is Not Dangerous, It Is Healthyred-meat

A large number of interest groups have undertaken various sorts of research to ‘prove’ red meat is bad.  There are easy ways to do this, but they do not hold up under scrutiny.

Cholesterol Officially Declared Harmless

U. S. Government removes limits on cholesterol Consumption. Eating cholesterol is now officially harmless. This has only been know about 50 years. Learn why it is harmless and the strange political background.

A Triglyceride Management Case Study

A patient finds and learns to manage his critical triglyceride level. Above it, atherosclerosis accumulates and cardiac risk increases. below it, atherosclerosis and cardiac risk are reduced. No drugs involved.


Statin BasicsStatins

Statins do both harm and good, in approximately equal amounts. The good is probably not due to lowering of cholesterol, but lowering inflammation.

Nuts, Aspirin, Statins – Which Is Best

All three reduce heart disease risk by around 35%, but only nuts to not increase risk elsewhere. Read all about the amazing benefits of nuts (And inform your doctor.)

Statins Benefit No One

No group benefits from statin use except the drug industry. Heart attacks are reduced, but other causes of death are equally increased. There is no improvement in all cause mortality for even the higher risk groups.

Cholesterol Awareness Program – Drug Industry Deception

The importance of lowering cholesterol seems to be fading. The drug industry is now trying to define cholesterol as a disease in of itself.Do you have a touch of cholesterol? Quick, a statin.

Does Low Cholesterol Cause Alzheimer’s?

It may or may may not cause it, but it is certainly associated with it.Two decades of cholesterol lowering drugs may have exacerbated the epidemic.

 Ezetimibe, a Bad Drug, is Promoted as a Breakthrough

Eztimibe, which lowers cholesterol in a different way, has been a disaster. Now, by slicing and dicing, the drug industry has found a narrow group that benefits, but of course, will attempt to have the drug widely perscribed.

External Resources…


Lipoprotein(a) also known as Lp(a), is a special form of LDL particle and causes an elevated risk of atherosclerosis. An excellent resource is the Lipoprotein Foundation, Link here.

See Also Heart Disease Resource Center



  4 comments for “LIPID AND CHOLESTEROL Resource Center

  1. Monica
    July 16, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Can I really trust this article.
    As they say don’t trust what you read on internet.
    Some time it’s hoax.
    I do take cholesterol pills and have had lots of leg problems. It only started since I have been taking the pills. I took Lipitor, then changed to Crestor. And a few more. Don’t know if I should stop it.
    Now the doctor told me to take once a week.
    I would appreciate if you write back to me and make it clear.
    Thank you

  2. Dave Ivers
    August 24, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    On page 73 in your book you have a list of recommended lab tests. 16 tests and 5 categories. Where is the list on this website? I’d like to print it out and give it to my doctor.
    Also, does either Lab Corp or Quest have a bundled price for all 16 tests?

    • QMWebJockey
      August 26, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Thanks for reminding me. I’ll get something up on the website this weekend, and let you know where to find it.
      As to Labcorp and Quest, there is not yet a packaged price.

  3. murph
    February 2, 2017 at 7:57 am


    I have a question related to Dave’s. Can you recommend a particular mobile app for keeping a personal digital record of my results?

    Apple’s Health app disappoints. I’m looking at alternatives like Blood Test PRO, Blood Test Monitor, My Medical, etc…but wanted to see if the QM gurus had already found one that supported all 16 (or most) of the data points.

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