The Above Diagram is a Cross Section of an Artery
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick has figured out the causes of heart disease:
Essentially, therefore, we are looking at a dynamic process whereby, if the rate of damage is greater than the rate of repair, problems occur. However, if the rate of repair is greater than the rate of damage, all is well.
Ivor Cummin's interviews Malcolm in this video. In my opinion, Malcolm's theory of heart disease is the best there is. It is multifactorial and LDL cholesterol is not the cause. Things that cause endothelial damage cause heart disease if the rate of damage is greater than the rate at which the body can repair this damage via various inflammatory pathways.
Gabor thinks that chronic inflammation (mainly due to eating the wrong food) is likely the cause of heart disease. However, as Malcolm Kendrick says in the video, inflammation is the body's way of healing damage so it is really the things that cause this damage that cause heart disease.
David Diamond is a neuroscientist who upon finding out that he was at risk for heart disease decided to look into the science. It turns out that LDL (the supposedly bad cholesterol) is not so bad and that statins do not help much and in fact statins likely cause more harm than good.
Dr. Malhotra talks about stents, statins, bad incentives and bad research. The fact that the European parliament is listening to this is hopefully a sign of progress.
This video is an excerpt from the "Widowmaker" documentary below. Your CAC (Coronary Artery Calcification) score is the best way to determine your risk of having a heart attack.
This is a documentary that discusses heart attacks. It has the tag line "watch this film ... it could save your life". Highly recommended.
It seems that vitamin C deficiency could contribute to heart disease. In an effort to keep the cholesterol theory of heart disease alive the medical establishment has gone from blaming LDL to small LDL and now LPa (LP little a). This could be a case of blaming the fire truck for the fire because every time you see a fire there is a fire truck there. It could be that LDL (in the form of LPa) is there to fix the problem and does not cause it.
This video goes into more detail on the mouse that was developed in order to test the Vitamin C / LPa theory of heart disease. Hopefully others use these mice for further research into this hypothesis.
This paper reviews the current literature and comes to the conclusion that LDL cholesterol does not cause heart disease.