Understanding the role of cholesterol in children’s health: essential yet still misunderstood.

Most adults are still guided by the past 50 years of misinformation with respect to the role of cholesterol in human health.  The notion that this waxy substance is purely atherogenic and is responsible for most cardiovascular diseases, persists.  Cholesterol is essential for both adult and children’s health.  The human body is well equipped to manufacture enough for its needs.  While no dietary supplementation is required, there is also little efficacy to those efforts to lower it.  Letting the body synthesize what it can and not suppressing the process appears to be the safest, healthiest approach across all ages. Continue reading