I highly disagree with much of this article and the whole cholesterol argument holds no weight, docstors still are not clear on how important cholesterol is to all homeostatic functions of the human body, but "to a hammer, the whole world is a nail." All of a sudden everyone is so enamored with fruits and legumes, many of which are extreemely bad for and cause inflammation. Much of our fruit is manufactured for taste much like candy and not in its original natural form.
My favorite part of the study that he is referencing is the conflict of interest section. The lead author of the study Lee Crosby, LC is an employee of DC physician lobby group and owns stock in pharmacies, chocolate companies, and pharmaceutical companies. I was kind of surprised to see they weren't on the board of Monsanto. Here is the conflict of interest excerpt:
LC is an employee of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, DC, a non-profit organization providing educational, research, and medical services related to nutrition. LC also declares that a trust for her benefit previously held stock in 3M, Abbot Labs, AbbVie, Johnson and Johnson, Mondelez, Nestle, and Walgreens; she is the author of a food and nutrition blog, Veggie Quest; and she is former publications editor and current chair for the Women's Health Dietetic Practice Group within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.