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The Great Cholesterol Con

The Great Cholesterol Con

Dr Malcolm Kendrick
Paperback, John Blake Publishing
Date Published
Jan 2007
Statins are widely prescribed to lower the 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 consitutes a healthy lifestyle and diet, The Great Cholesterol Lie 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 food and drugs affect our coronary health. Here for the first time, is the invaluable guide for anyone who thought there was a miracle cure for heart disease; The Great Cholesterol Lie is a fascinating breakthrough that will set dynamite under the whole area.

About The Author
Dr Kendrick is a GP in Macclesfield. He writes for Pulse magazine in the UK, and redflagsweekly, an online health magazine based in Canada. He hs written technical papers on insulin resistance and multiple sclerosis.