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From: MM (
Subject:         Re: Could you please specify what is "low" or "normal" cholesterol?
Date: November 19, 2014 at 10:45 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Could you please specify what is posted by temp on November 19, 2014 at 3:50 am:


As far as I can tell from online calculators (I am
assuming you are in the UK which uses different
measurements than the US) that your figure of 5
mmoL/ L equals a cholesterol reading of 193.35 mm/dl
which is considered HIGH by Dr. Esselstyn's
standards and yet "normal" by the typical American

As was brought out by "K", Dr. Esselstyn and Dr.
Ellsworth Wareham recommend a total cholesterol of
less than 150/140 to be "heart attack proof" which I
think would be 3.62 mmoL/L.

In rural China, according to T. Colin Campbell in
The China Study, the range of cholesterol for all
Chinese was between 70-170 ml/dl or 1.81-4.4 mmoL/L
and he said that 35% (over 1/3 of all heart attacks
) happen to American people with a cholesterol
between 150/200 ml/dl (3.87/5.17 mmoL/L)

The Papaua New Guinease Highlanders have very low
rates of heart disease due to their plant-based diet
of mostly sweet potatoes and in Uganda in the 1950's
there was only one reported heart attack and it was
the town judge.

And, if you Google The Framingham Heart Study, you
will see that there was a direct correlation of
cholesterol readings and incidence of heart attacks.

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