Evidence and principles of science clearly show that drinking chlorinated water is the main cause of arterial plaques, which is the most serious cause of heart disease.
Supposedly eating the wrong foods creates heart disease. No way does biology get that contrasurvival by itself. Humans have been eating cholesterol and similar lipids for millions of years. And nature has had quite a bit of practice at creating hearts for half a billion years prior.
The primary cause of heart disease can be understood, but authorities are not describing it. Professional scientists would have their careers ruined for even thinking about it. Since I'm an independent scientist, I can describe the science of the subject.
A key point is that before plaques develop in arteries, white blood cells (leukocytes) stick to artery walls. The leukocytes then fill up with lipids and calcium.
Researchers don't say why leukocytes attach to arteries. A common theory is that the leukocytes attempt to heal damage, but malfunction occurs. Nature doesn't malfunction that way.
The nature of chlorine is extremely informative. Chlorine, iodine, bromine and fluorine are called halides, because they are similar. Organic halides (halides attached to carbon) are almost never found in nature. The reason appears to be their tendency to react with and alter other biological molecules.
Halides react by substitution. This means they replace something else on a larger molecule, and they stay attached to the molecule afterwards. This is what chlorine does while killing germs in water. It could only be expected to do the same thing inside a person's body after drinking chlorinated water. It should attach to artery walls which it comes into contact with.
Governmental laws require residual effects with chlorine, meaning it still kills bacteria when water comes out the faucet. When it is drank, it is going to react with molecules in the body. Among the first to be contacted are walls of the arteries. This means the artery walls should theoretically become chlorinated as a result of drinking chlorinated water. Much evidence shows that the results follow the theory.
Chlorine attached to artery walls would create the appearance of a foreign substance. Halides (like chlorine) are extremely antigenic. So they would cause the leukocytes to attack the arteries. Then the leukocytes would do what they normally do, which is absorb free lipids and calcium from the blood.
Calcium and lipids in the blood are supposed to be combined with carrier molecules; and if not, they are removed from the blood by white blood cells. Probably, a low percent of all calcium and lipids which enter the blood are not properly attached to carriers.
So the leukocytes which are attached to arteries fill up with those calcium and lipid molecules which are not properly attached to carriers. The result is plaque formation.
Reduced consumption of lipids and calcium diminishes the problem, because there is then less in the blood to be absorbed into the plaques. But it is a losing battle as long as leukocytes are attached to artery walls.
Evidence for this mechanism is in the fact that Europeans have less of a problem with heart disease than Americans. They ozonize their water instead of chlorinate it. Ozone does not create those problems.
Leukocytes - Describes details of leukocyte attachments but does not indicate why they attach.