I’m confused. This article says that “atherosclerosis isn’t linked to oxidation of bad cholesterol.” If not, why does the article “Telltale Charts” (Telltale Charts) name cholesterol as one of the traditional risk factors? What is really going on with cholesterol?

Sandor Frecska
Lancaster, Pa.

Good question. While epidemiological studies offer compelling evidence that blood-cholesterol concentrations influence heart disease risk, scientists continue to wrestle with exactly how the lipids contribute to the disease .—B. Harder