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Proponents of the diet-heart idea say that these African tribesmen are accustomed to their diet and that their organisms have inherited a cleverness to metabolise cholesterol. However, a study of Masai people who had lived for a long time in the Nairobi metropolis showed this to be wrong. If the low cholesterol of the Masai tribesmen was inherited it should have been even lower in Nairobi, because here their diet most likely included less animal fat than the diet of the Masai tribesmen. But the mean cholesterol level in twenty six males in Nairobi was twenty-five percent higher than that of their cattle-breeding colleagues in the countryside.

And there is more evidence. Although it is possible to change blood cholesterol a little in laboratory experiments and clinical trials by dieting, it is impossible to find any relationship between the make up of the diet and the blood cholesterol of individuals who are not participating in a medical experiment. In other words, individuals who live as usual and eat their food without listening to doctors or dieticians show no connection between what they eat and the level of their blood cholesterol. If the diet-heart idea were correct individuals who eat great amounts of animal fat would have higher cholesterol than those who eat small amounts; and individuals who eat small amounts of vegetable fat should have higher cholesterol than those who eat great amounts. If not, there is no reason to meddle with people's diet. In the early 1950's the Framingham study included dietary analyses.
Almost one thousand individuals were questioned in detail about their eating habits. No connection was found between the composition of the food and the cholesterol level of the blood. Wrote Drs. William Kannel and Tavia Gordon, authors of the report: "These findings suggest a cautionary note with respect to hypotheses relating diet to serum cholesterol levels. There is a considerable range of serum cholesterol levels within the Framingham Study Group. Something explains this inter-individual variation, but it is not diet." For unknown reasons, their results were never published. The manuscript is still lying in a basement in Washington."
Dr. Uffe Ravnskov

My husband and I came to the Health Academy after seeing the TV program. My husband has had multiple sclerosis for two years. Doctors in Poland and abroad gave him no hope of cure, but rather gave him a life expectancy no more than two years.
When we came to Academy he was very ill, with immovable legs and unable to hold up his head. He could barely swallow, his tongue was weak and his speech was distorted. There was much wasting of his muscles. After 3 weeks the muscular atrophy started to regenerate, in particular the spinal muscles, his hands returned to a normal shape, he swallowed everything, and his speech was more understandable. His legs now are moving, his spine is stronger as can be seen during walking.
During my stay in the Academy my liver trouble and migraine, which I have had for many years, have been cured, but above all I have extended the life of my husband. I could not express more gratitude to the doctor and his young and friendly staff. I give thanks for the hope of returning a sick man to society. With compliments from grateful patients.
Teresa & Jan Bieniek (Mrs. & Mr.)

Cholesterol is widely distributed in all cells of the body, but particularly in nervous tissue. It is a major constituent of the plasma membrane and of plasma lipoproteins. It is often found in combination with fatty acids as cholesterol ester and is the parent compound of all steroids synthesised in the body. It occurs in animal fats but not in plant fats.
Shepherds - Hunza, Masai, Abkhazi tribesmen have the lowest levels of cholesterol, and so do dr. Kwasniewskis' patients after a few years on the optimal diet. The average level is approx. 110-120 mg/l. If anyone is so concerned about the high level of cholesterol in his or her blood then the recipe is simple. Meantime, the "enemy" cholesterol - is a natural and very important constituent of the organism belonging to the chemical group of sterols (multi-ring hydro-aromatic alcohol's). One has to realise that a lack of moderation in the fight with it can lead to loss of health. Scientific investigations undertaken both in the USA and England concluded that a marked lowering of the levels of cholesterol can lead to an increase in aggressive behaviour or even suicidal acts. Particularly, R.E. Morgan in his work from 1993 showed that low- levels of cholesterol in men older than 70 years could produce depression.
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