The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth about What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It

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John Blake Publishing, Limited, Jul 7, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 330 pages
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Statins are widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels and claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Believed to be completely safe and capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions, they are the most profitable drug in the history of medicine. In this groundbreaking book, GP Malcolm Kendrick exposes the truth behind the hype. He will change the way we think about cholesterol forever. Rubbishing the diet-heart hypothesis, in which clinical trials 'prove' that high cholesterol causes heart disease and a high-fat diet leads to heart disease, Kendrick lambastes a powerful pharmaceutical industry and unquestioning medical profession, who, he claims, perpetuate the madcap concepts of 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol and cholesterol levels to convince millions of people to unnecessarily spend billions of pounds on statins. Clearly and comprehensively debunking assumptions on what constitute a healthy lifestyle and diet, The Great Cholesterol Con is the accessible, indispensable and absorbing case against statins and for a more common-sense approach to heart disease and general wellbeing. No more over-hyped miracle drugs; no more garlic, red wine, anti-oxidants, fruit or vegetables; even a vegetarian diet is rejected in this controversial yet authoritative critique of how we have been mislead over how food and drugs affect our coronary health. Here, for the first time, is the invaluable guide for anyone who though there was a miracle cure for heart disease, The Great Cholesterol Con is a fascinating breakthrough that will set dynamite under the whole area.

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Review: The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It

User Review  - Mardel Fehrenbach - Goodreads

the book is written in a very fun, entertaining and accessible way but is also filled with much good information well supported by research. I don't know that there was a lot of material in the book ... Read full review

Review: The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It

User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

Interesting, and entertaining (although I got tired of the sarcastic tone.) A reminder to get hard data regarding women's use of statins. Read full review

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