The most recent understanding is that contrary to what science and doctors have been telling you, high cholesterol in blood, to say nothing of dietary intake, is NOT associated with cardiac mortality. I came to the same conclusion years ago…
How is this possible? Well science is carried forward by dogma and people don’t easily think about causation at a deeper level. Read this article for more info.
For a deep dive into cholesterol, watch this video that I made (in three parts).
I maintain that the link between high cholesterol and disease can be understood as underutilization from a global manifestation of aging and cell hypofunctioning.