The cholesterol hypothesis. How did it get started?
METAMORA, Mich., May 10, 2019 -- In 1908, a Russian scientist (Alexander Ignatowski) thought that eating too much protein would speed up the aging process in humans. To test this hypothesis, he fed rabbits meat, milk and eggs and found ‘fatty streaks’ accumulated in the arteries. In 1913, another Russian, Nikolai Anichkov, repeated the experiment with just egg yolk and produced the ‘fatty streaks’; this gave birth to the “cholesterol hypothesis” and was hailed as one of the “