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I tried to come up with an explanation with approximate values. It looks like 12,000 miles is actually milliliter-miles per day. 56 : milliliters - amount of blood per pump 72 : pumps per minute 56*72 = 4,032 : milliliters per minute 4032*60 = 241,920 : milliliters per hour 241920*24 = 5,806,080 : milliliters per day 1.67 : meters - height of average ...


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There is no such thing as a "full-life", because in most relevant mathematical models (the simplest and most common being first-order exponential decay), the time required for all the the substance to be gone is infinite. For example, the half-life is marked on the following graph as $t_{1/2}$. Is two times the half life a "full-life"? ...


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Saturated fat does not increase serum cholesterol. I know you can find lots of studies that say otherwise, but its basically a myth that has been propagated since the 1960s, like claiming that the human genome has 24 chromosomes (yes they used to say that). All of the studies I have seen claiming such things are "observational" studies with no ...


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I think I understand the picture somewhat now. The liver synthesizes both VLDL and cholesterol. Cholesterol is packed (along with triglycerides) in VLDL and send to tissues through the blood. As tissues absorb triglycerides from the VLDL, it changes to IDL and then to LDL. LDL continues to transport cholesterol to tissues across the body. But when there is ...


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