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Not sure what to think of this. At this point my main reason for believing the cholesterol (or apoB) hypothesis are the genetic results showing 88% reduction of CVD rates among pcsk9- people (or actually, they would be pcsk9-/+ heterozygotes, given how rare the allele is) in the ARIC study:
That, if I’m being honest, and Thomas Dayspring’s anecdote about the terrible MI epidemic he dealt with as a resident (or was he an intern?) and the dramatic decline in such events after the advent of statins. He regaled us with this story during Peter Attia’s “Week of Dayspring” Drive Podcast:
And, I suppose @rhonda either your podcast or Attia’s podcast interview of Ron Krauss: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/ronald-krauss https://peterattiamd.com/ronkrauss/
Where Krauss mentions almost off-hand being an author on a review paper pointing out the CHD effects of higher LCL-P levels and saying “which I would not have thought necessary” – meaning the case had been so thoroughly proven there was little point even undertaking the task.