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Great Cholesterol Con - Malcolm Kendrick

Paperback Published: 7th July 2008
ISBN: 9781844546107
Number Of Pages: 270

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Statins are the so-called wonder drugs 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, revealing: high cholesterol levels don't cause heart disease; a high-fat diet - saturated or otherwise - does not affect blood cholesterol levels; and, the protection provided by statins is so small as to be not worth bothering about for most men and all women.Statins have many more side affects than has been admitted and their advocates should be treated with scepticism due to their links with the drugs' manufacturers.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 spend billions of pounds on statins, thus creating an atmosphere of stress and anxiety - the real cause of fatal heart disease.With clarity and wit, "The Great Cholesterol Con" debunks our assumptions on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and diet.It is the invaluable guide for anyone who thought there was a miracle cure for heart disease, an appeal to common sense and a controversial and fascinating breakthrough that will set dynamite under the whole area.

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"[The Great Cholesterol Con] will save you a lot of heartache--LITERALLY!" --Examiner.com

Introductionp. vii
What is heart disease, anyway?p. 1
What is cholesterol, anyway? (And what's a fat?)p. 11
You cannot have a cholesterol levelp. 25
What are statins and how do they work?p. 39
The rise and rise of the cholesterol hypothesisp. 45
Eat whatever you like (Diet has nothing to do with heart disease)p. 57
A raised cholesterol/LDL level does not cause heart diseasep. 79
Statins and heart diseasep. 155
What causes heart disease?p. 203
The stress hypothesis - does it fit the facts?p. 237
Other forms of stressp. 253
Glossaryp. 267
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ISBN: 9781844546107
ISBN-10: 1844546101
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 7th July 2008
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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