Cholesterol Primer

Dr. Peter Attia has an excellent series of articles entitled The Straight Dope on Cholesterol. Here are the links:

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part I

  • What is cholesterol?
  • What is the relationship between the cholesterol we eat and the cholesterol in our body?
  • Is cholesterol bad?

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part II

  • How does cholesterol move around our body?

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part III

  • How do we measure cholesterol?

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IV

  • How does cholesterol actually cause problems?

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part V

  • Does the size of an LDL particle matter?

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VI

  • Why is it necessary to measure LDL-P, instead of just LDL-C?

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VII

  • Does “HDL” matter after all?

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VIII

  • Discussion about JAMA article titled Lipid-Related Markers and Cardiovascular Disease Prediction

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IX

  • What should you eat to have the greatest chance of delaying the arrival of cardiovascular disease?