I found this link posted to another blog, read it, and found it interesting. So I provide it for your musing, dear reader.
“..I know the news has only just broke that Michael Jackson is dead, and that some might think this is in bad taste, but it’s worth pointing out how endurance-type activities — like preparing for and putting on a dramatic rock concert, complete with lots of dancing leading up to and during the performance — don’t mix with a vegetarian diet. That’s right: since about the mid-1980s, Michael Jackson was a vegetarian, occasionally starving himself as well.
(Some think he had anorexia nervosa. If so, it would corroborate what I noticed here about anorexic girls eating almost exclusively carbs and no sort of animal products, other than the odd container of sugar-loaded yoghurt.)
Heart disease is caused by inflammation, and certain types of cholesterol transporters — low-density lipoproteins — are more easily damaged and can get lodged into the arterial walls more easily than other types. There are basically two shapes that an LDL particle comes in (there’s a spectrum in between, but it’s mostly one side or the other): a small, dense BB shape, and a large, fluffy cotton ball shape…”