According to a review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, those with abnormal tendon structure or tendon pain have higher total cholesterol levels, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides as well as lower HDL cholesterol. Seventeen studies were reviewed that involved 2,612 participants. As reported by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, "Those who experienced more pain had higher LDL and triglyceride levels and lower HDL levels, compared with those who had the least amount of pain. Tendon injuries, inflammation, and other complications also increased with higher cholesterol levels." These findings suggest that "high cholesterol in the blood causes cholesterol buildup in the cells to inhibit tendon utility, similar to the effects of high cholesterol levels on arterial function."

The good news is that simply by switching to a cholesterol-free diet like my Starch-Smart System, many aches and pains can be resolved. See my articles below for more information:

(1) Lower Your Cholesterol Using Fiber!

(2) Desirable Cholesterol Numbers

(3) Statin Drugs and Cholesterol Reduction

(4) Starch-Smart Diet Lowers Cholesterol

(5) HDL: Is Higher Really Better?

(6) New Statin Drugs Come at a High Price

(7) Genetics and Lowering Cholesterol