Great Cholesterol Con by Malcolm Kendrick (Paperback, 2008)

Great Cholesterol Con by Malcolm Kendrick (Paperback, 2008) 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 womenStatins have many more side affects than has been admitted and their advocates should be treated with scepticism due to their links with the drugs' manufacturersKendrick 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 diseaseWith 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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