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

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Statins are the so-called "wonder drugs" widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels that claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Many experts claim that they are completely safe and that they are also capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions. This groundbreaking study exposes the truth behind the hype surrounding statins and reveals a number of crucial facts, including that high cholesterol levels do not cause heart disease; that high-fat diets—saturated or ...

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Overview

Statins are the so-called "wonder drugs" widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels that claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Many experts claim that they are completely safe and that they are also capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions. This groundbreaking study exposes the truth behind the hype surrounding statins and reveals a number of crucial facts, including that high cholesterol levels do not cause heart disease; that high-fat diets—saturated or otherwise—do not affect blood cholesterol levels; and that for most men and all women the benefits offered by statins are negligible at best. Other data is also provided that shows that statins have many more side affects than is often acknowledged. This hard-hitting survey also points a finger at the powerful pharmaceutical industry and an unquestioning medical profession as perpetrators of the largely facetious concepts of “good” and “bad” cholesterol that are designed to convince millions of people to spend billions on statins. With clarity and wit, this appeal to common sense and scientific fact debunks common assumptions on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and diet, as well as the idea that there is a miracle cure for heart disease.

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

  • ISBN-13: 9781844546107
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 291,792
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick has contributed to numerous medical journals on the topic of coronary heart disease and currently runs a general practice.

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Table of Contents


Introduction vii
1 What is heart disease, anyway? 1
2 What is cholesterol, anyway? (And what's a fat?) 11
3 You cannot have a cholesterol level 25
4 What are statins and how do they work? 39
5 The rise and rise of the cholesterol hypothesis 45
6 Eat whatever you like (Diet has nothing to do with heart disease) 57
7 A raised cholesterol/LDL level does not cause heart disease 79
8 Statins and heart disease 155
9 What causes heart disease? 203
10 The stress hypothesis - does it fit the facts? 237
11 Other forms of stress 253
12 Glossary 267
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Medical eye-opener

    Read this book and be more informed on cardiovascular issues. Kendrick has written about the cholesterol battle for several years, and his frustration with mainstream medicine and the drug industry is evident.He makes a rather complex issue fairly understandable, even for the medically challenged.

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