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Body Fat Necessary for Immunity and Protection from Skin Infection

By Heather Callaghan Remember a time long ago when paintings depicted “Rubenesque” figures as a sign of health and prosperity? When being skinny signified pauperism, malnourishment and disease? And while today’s obesity is a signal of malnourishment, brewing disease, and even poverty – it shouldn’t…

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Evidence links higher cholesterol with lower risk of death in older individuals

By Dr. John Briffa Cholesterol in the bloodstream is carried within protein-rich packages known as ‘lipoproteins’. These come in two main types, so-called ‘low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol’ (LDL-C) and ‘high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol’ (HDL-C). Conventional wisdom has it that LDL-C is responsible for dumping cholesterol on the inside of…

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