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The Difference Between Good and Bad Cholesterol

Classifying cholesterol as “good” or “bad” originated because of differences between the proteins that carry cholesterol from place to place in our bodies. The two most famous proteins that are measured in cholesterol tests are low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
Previously, cholesterol carried by LDL was called “bad” and the cholesterol carried by HDL,

Exposing the Hidden Sources of Sugar

I think there might be a couple of reasons why food manufacturers choose not to include the word “sugar” in the ingredients list, even though it’s in the product. One possibility is that they just want to be accurate. Or, maybe they hope that consumers who are trying to avoid sugar,

What’s the Story About Fructose?

In April, 2012 CBS’s 60 Minutes broadcast a piece on the “toxicity” of sugar during which Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist, was interviewed. Specifically fructose, a particular form of sugar, was targeted. We have been hearing for some time that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may not be good for us.