Does Cholesterol Size Matter?

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DESCRIPTION: How do American Egg Board arguments hold up to scientific scrutiny, such as the concept that large fluffy LDL cholesterol is protective compared to small, dense LDL.

This is why a site like can be so useful, because even when a paper is published in the peer-reviewed medical literature, it can misrepresent the science. But who has time to check the primary sources? I do! If you’d like to support this work, please consider making a tax-deductible donation (

Here are some other videos in which I contrast the available science with what the egg industry asserts:
• Egg Industry Blind Spot (
• Eggs and Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims (
• Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis (
• Who Says Eggs Aren’t Healthy or Safe? (
• Debunking Egg Industry Myths (
• Eggs and Arterial Function (
• How the Egg Board Designs Misleading Studies (

Only the meat industry may be as bold:
BOLD Indeed: Beef Lowers Cholesterol? (

For more on the role of cholesterol, see:
• Fully Consensual Heart Disease Treatment (
• Barriers to Heart Disease Prevention (
• Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero (
• Heart Disease Starts in Childhood (
• When Low Risk Means High Risk (

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