"Bad" (LDL) Cholesterol Doesn't Clog Arteries at All; Butter Is Good for You
From Seth Roberts, who eats half a stick of butter a day, and after a year of that (for whatever reason) his(LDL is the “bad” cholesterol) I’ve been increasing my butter intake ( . because of supposed benefits on memory recall speed) and I haven’t felt sluggish or unhealthy. After a few months, my overall cholesterol was slightly “high” but the “good” to “bad” ratio was very favorable. I haven’t managed close to half a stick (1/4 cup) daily; that’s a lot of work. It’s nice to imagine that something delicious might be good for you (thus the popularity of dark-chocolate-benefits research and the like). If you substitute lard or coconut oil instead of butter, which should be similarly high in saturated fat, the improvement vanishes. So it’s not just caused by increased fat or calories.