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Your point is an interesting one, but surely you admit that cholesterol serves an important function in the body and that one's cholesterol levels can get too low.

Absolutely. My thoughts are that levels of total cholesterol below 130 are "abnormal", i.e. they represent less than 5% of the population. It is a phallacy to assume that less is better; at some point less becomes a biochemical liability. Where this point is for cholesterol levels is unknown, but certainly if one is at the lower extreme, one is subject to cholesterol metabolism disorders just as much as one who is at the higher extremes.

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