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The Cholesterol Correlation – The Caesium-137 Correlation

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Caesium-137 is a well studied radioisotope because of its “high affinity to fine soil particles”. Caesium-137, Cesium-137, or Cs-137 is one of radioisotopes of caesium with a nominal atomic mass of 137. … It is an artificial radionuclide with a … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Correlation – The Nuclear Fallout Correlation

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The correlation between nuclear fallout and the epidemic of male coronary heart disease can be traced back in the United Kingdom to 1942 and the Manhattan Project. Secular and geographical trends in sex differences in coronary heart disease mortality D … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Correlation – The Chemical Weapons Correlation

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The First World War [28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918] was grotesque and deadly. The total number of deaths includes about 10 million military personnel and about 7 million civilians. The Entente Powers (also known as the Allies) lost … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Correlation – The Elephant in the Room

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The publication in 1953 of the [now] infamous cherry-picked graphic by Ancel Keys [claiming a clear correlation between degenerative heart disease deaths and dietary doses of fat] encouraged John Yudkin to delve into the murky depths of diet, death and … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Correlation – The Ancel Keys “Facts”

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Extraordinary stories frequently feature extraordinary protagonists. The story of the Cholesterol Correlation features the extraordinary Ancel Keys. Keys was the only child of Caroline Emma Chaney Keys, a homemaker, and Benjamin Pios Keys, a bookbinder. Shortly after their son’s birth, … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Correlation – Correlation and Causation

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The decline in mortality rates caused by infectious diseases during the first half of the 20th century resulted in a very significant improvement in life expectancy. Mortality in England and Wales: Average Life Span, 2010 http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/mortality-ageing/mortality-in-england-and-wales/average-life-span/rpt-average-life-span.html This improvement in life … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Correlation – The Great Oxymorons

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Medical professionals confronted a bleak future in 1945 because: 1) The terror of infectious diseases had been eradicated by public health measures. 2) The fear of bacteria infections was being eliminated by the widespread use of antibiotics. 3) Demobilised medical … Continue reading

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The Cholesterol Correlation – Forgotten History

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The Cholesterol Correlation is one of the longest running soap operas in the illustrious history of Post-Normal Science. A soap opera, soapie, or soap is a serial drama and suspense on television or radio which features related story lines about … Continue reading

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