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Saturday, December 01, 2018

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

LDL is NOT the cause of cardiovascular disease according to Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of The Great Cholesterol Con and the book Doctoring Data, wrote a terrific article summarizing his views on what causes cardiovascular disease, and what does not.

He explains why the LDL hypothesis of cardiovascular disease makes no sense.

He says, “The LDL hypothesis is nonsense, it is wrong, and it does not remotely fit with any other factors known to cause CVD [cardiovascular disease].

He also explains why inflammation is not the cause of cardiovascular disease, and instead, it is simply part of the repair process (which is happening all the time).

Below are highlights from his article, but I encourage you to read the entire article, because it contains a lot more than just the highlights that I am including below.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 01, 2018 11:40 am | [0] comments

Friday, September 21, 2018

CHOLESTEROL & HEART DISEASE

People whose cholesterol levels decrease are at an INCREASED risk of death!

For years we have been told that lower cholesterol levels are associated with a lower risk of death.

But it turns out that this is not true!

Research shows that the exact opposite is true!

When cholesterol levels fall, people are at a greater risk of death, not a lower risk of death!

This is noted a new review paper by independent researchers Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, author of The Cholesterol Myths, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of The Great Cholesterol Con, and other independent researchers.

In the review paper, they note:

“If high [total cholesterol] was the major cause of CVD [cardiovascular disease], people with high [total cholesterol] should have a higher risk of dying from CVD.

“The hypothesis that high [total cholesterol] causes CVD [cardiovascular disease] was introduced in the 1960s by the authors of the Framingham Heart Study.

“However, in their 30-year follow-up study published in 1987, the authors reported that ‘For each 1 mg/dl drop in [total cholesterol] per year, there was an eleven percent [11%] increase in coronary and total mortality’.

“Three years later the American Heart Association and the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute published a joint summary [8] concluding “a one percent reduction in an individual’s [total cholesterol] results in an approximate two percent reduction in CHD [coronary heart disease] risk”.

“The authors fraudulently referred to the Framingham publication to support this widely quoted false conclusion.”

In other words, they’ve been lying to us for 30 years!

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 11:50 pm | [0] comments

CHOLESTEROL & HEART DISEASE

There is no association between total cholesterol and the degree of atherosclerosis

There is no association between total cholesterol and the degree of atherosclerosis notes a new review paper by independent researchers Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, author of The Cholesterol Myths, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of The Great Cholesterol Con, and others.

“If high [total cholesterol] causes atherosclerosis, people with high [total cholesterol] should have more atherosclerosis than people with low [total cholesterol]. In 1936 Landé and Sperry found that corrected for age, unselected people with low [total cholesterol] were just as atherosclerotic as people with high [total cholesterol]. Since then their seminal observation has been confirmed in at least a dozen studies,” they note.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 12:02 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

STATINS

While statin use increased 68% (1999-2005), heart attacks increased 16%, strokes 45%!

Statin use among US adults increased dramatically from 1999 to 2005 from 8% of people surveyed to 13.4% of people surveyed, a relative increase of 68%.

How much do you think this reduced heart attacks, strokes and coronary heart disease?

Would you be surprised to learn that during this time that:

Heart attacks increased from 3.4% to 3.7%, a relative increase of 16%!

Strokes increased from 2.0% to 2.9%, a relative increase of 45%!

Coronary heart disease increased from 2.8% to 3.7%, a relative increase of 32%!

Type 2 diabetes increased from 7.8% to 10.3%, a relative increase of 32%!

People with one or more of these conditions increased from 13.4% to 16%, a relative increase of 19%!

Do you believe that statins reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death?

I do not.

The results of the study mentioned above suggests the exact opposite.

Below is more evidence that statins are not the wonderful, life-saving drugs that we have been led to believe, but instead the exact opposite: that statins are causing harm.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:12 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

TRANS FATS, CANCER AND HEART DISEASE

The increase in trans fats paralleled the increase in cancer and heart disease notes Mary Enig, PhD

"Trans fatty acids are sufficiently similar to natural fats that the body readily incorporates them into the cell membrane; once there their altered chemical structure creates havoc with thousands of necessary chemical reactions—everything from energy provision to prostaglandin production," writes lipid biochemist, Mary Enig, PhD, and journalist, Sally Fallon Morell in a wonderful, eye-opening article about fats and heart disease titled The Oiling of America.
"But most of the trans isomers in modern hydrogenated fats are new to the human physiology and by the early 1970's a number of researchers had expressed concern about their presence in the American diet, noting that their increasing use had paralleled the increase in both heart disease and cancer," they note. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 5:48 am | [0] comments

Thursday, May 28, 2015

DR. MALCOLM KENDRICK

5-fold increased risk of dying from CHD when cholesterol levels fall 40 mg/dL (1 mmol/L) Dr Kendrick

The famous Framingham Study found that people whose cholesterol levels FELL by one (1) mmol per liter during the first 18 years of the study — roughly 40 mg per deciliter — were 500% MORE likely to DIE from coronary heart disease over the next 14 years notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of the wonderful book Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense in this 3-minute video clip from an interview that Dr. Joseph Mercola did with Dr. Kendrick.

This information has NOT been publicized notes Dr. Kendrick.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 28, 2015 1:35 pm | [0] comments

DR. MALCOLM KENDRICK

ALLHAT study found NO benefit to taking statins notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

The ONLY statin study that was NOT funded by the drug companies — The ALLHAT Study — found NO benefit to taking statins notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of the wonderful book Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense in this 3-minute video clip from an interview that Dr. Joseph Mercola did with Dr. Kendrick.

All the other statin studies that have claimed to have found benefits have been paid for by the drug companies.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 28, 2015 1:05 pm | [0] comments

Monday, December 29, 2014

NATURAL DESICCATED THYROID & HEART ATTACKS

Desiccated thyroid reduced heart attacks by 94%, Broda Barnes, MD, PhD

People given natural desiccated thyroid had 94% fewer heart attacks, an 18-fold decrease, in Broda Barnes MD PhD's patients compared to the risk of heart attack in the famous Framingham study, Mark Starr, MD notes in this audio clip from a speech he gave at a 2007 Orthomolecular Conference. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 2:00 pm | [0] comments

Friday, November 08, 2013

PRUDENT DIET

More people die on ‘Prudent Diet’ than control diet, 26 vs 6, Michael Eades, MD

In this video clip, Michael Eades, MD, author of Protein Power and other low carb books, tells about the Anti-Coronary Club Trial that was done in the In this trial which was launched in the late-1950’s men were assigned to eat a Prudent Diet group which reduced saturated fat and increased polyunsaturated fat and reduced overall fat intake and compared the number of heart attacks and deaths to a control group.

In this trial, men were assigned to eat a Prudent Diet which reduced saturated fat and increased polyunsaturated fat and reduced overall fat intake, and compared the number of heart attacks and deaths to a group of men in the control group who were not asked to change their diet.

After some period of time there were
26 total deaths in the Prudent Diet group
versus only
6 total deaths in the control group.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 08, 2013 12:42 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

STATINS LACK OF EFFECTIVENESS

Statins increase life expectancy by only 2 weeks in those with a heart attack, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

In people who have had a heart attack or who have angina, statisticians have calculated that statins increase life expectancy by only 15 days—2 weeks!

This is noted by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

Malcolm Kendrick is the author of The Great Cholesterol Con.

Below is the quote of exactly what he said.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 10:30 am | [0] comments

STATINS and LIFE EXPECTANCY

Statins do NOT increase life expectancy by even one day in the general population, Malcolm Kendrick

In normal, healthy people with elevated cholesterol levels who have not had a heart attack and do not have angina, statins do NOT increase life expectancy by even one day notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

“People want to know, ‘If I took a statin for 20 or 30… or 40 years… how much longer could I expect to live?’” Dr. Kendrick notes.

“What we do know is that in Primary Prevention [trials, that is in people who have not had a heart attack and do not have angina] there is NO life extension.”

“There is NO increase in life expectancy.”

“You will not live one day longer.”

“You might change what is written on the death certificate, but you won’t change the date.”

“So [with] primary prevention [there is] NO increase in life expectancy at all.”

Below is the quote of exactly what he said.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 10:20 am | [0] comments

CHOLESTEROL and CANCER

Low cholesterol levels INCREASE the risk of cancer notes Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD

Low cholesterol levels increase the risk of cancer notes Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

He notes that a Japanese study in which they gave roughly 40,000 men small doses of the statin, Zocor (simvastatin), and followed them for 6 or 7 years, those with the lowest cholesterol levels had 3 times more cancer deaths than in men with normal cholesterol levels.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 10:10 am | [0] comments

LOW CHOLESTEROL and EARLY DEATH

Those who have LOW cholesterol levels are likely to die YOUNGER notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

“If you have low cholesterol levels, you are likely to die younger,” notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

Below is a quote of exactly what he says.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 9:45 am | [0] comments

CHOLESTEROL and LONGEVITY

HIGHER cholesterol as associated with LONGER life, fewer infections and cancer, Uffe Ravnskov MD PhD

HIGHER cholesterol levels are associated with
- a LONGER life
- a LOWER risk of cancer
- a LOWER risk of infections
notes independent researcher Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD in an extended interview on the DVD for the wonderful documentary called
Statin Nation.

He also notes that cholesterol is essential for life.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 9:30 am | [0] comments

Monday, February 04, 2013

LDL CHOLESTEROL AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

LDL cholesterol binds to and inactivates bacteria and viruses, Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD

Lipoproteins including LDL, HDL and VLDL, which carry cholesterol, perform an immune function in that they bind to and inactivate bacteria and viruses notes independent researcher Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD in an extended interview on the DVD for the wonderful documentary called
Statin Nation.

LDL is THE MOST POTENT of the lipoproteins in humans at performing this immune function, Dr. Ravnskov notes.

People with LOW cholesterol levels have HIGHER rates of infectious disease.

Below is the exact quote of what Dr. Ravnskov says about this.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 2:29 pm | [0] comments

STATINS and DIABETES

Statins increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 25-30% notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

“Statins cause Type 2 diabetes. They increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by about 25 to 30 percent. That is now widely accepted,” notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

Malcolm Kendrick is the author of The Great Cholesterol Con.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 2:00 pm | [0] comments

STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

Statin-induced side effects: depression, fatigue, memory loss, arrhythmia, Katherine Faraday, MD

“That was the worst I ever felt in my life,” notes Katherine Faraday, MD in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

“There were times when I wondered if I really wanted to go on living.”

Below is the quote of exactly what she says in the movie about the side effects she experienced—fatigue, depression, memory loss, colitis, and dry eyes—and how neither she nor her doctor realized for 2 years that ALL of the problems she had developed were being caused by the Lipitor (atorvastatin) she was taking to lower her cholesterol.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 1:20 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

CHOLESTEROL & SATURATED FAT

Cholesterol levels and saturated fat are NOT correlated with coronary heart disease, Dr. Kendrick

Saturated fat intake is NOT correlated with cholesterol levels or coronary heart disease, and cholesterol levels are NOT correlated with coronary heart disease notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in this 4.5 minute video clip from the upcoming documentary "$29 Billion Reasons To Lie About Cholesterol". Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 01, 2012 2:20 pm | [0] comments

Thursday, September 22, 2011

TRANS FATS AND THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA)

The American Heart Association convinced to remove information about trans fats notes Mary Enig, PhD

A 1968 statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) noted that Partial hydrogenated vegetable oils contained trans fats rather than natural cis fats, but the statement was never distributed, and a researcher from Proctor and Gamble convinced the AHA's medical director to remove this statement before their recommendations were released to the public.

Lipid biochemist, Mary Enig, PhD, and journalist, Sally Fallon Morell write about this in a wonderful, eye-opening article about fats and heart disease titled The Oiling of America. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 9:30 am | [0] comments

Monday, September 12, 2011

LIPID HYPOTHESIS OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE

Lipid hypothesis of heart disease promoted even though studies did NOT support it, Mary Enig, PhD

"The 1968 International Atherosclerosis Project, in which over 22,000 corpses in 14 nations were cut open and examined for plaques in the arteries, showed the same degree of atheroma [ occlusions or plaque buildup in the arteries ] in all parts of the world—in populations that consumed large amounts of fatty animal products and those that were largely vegetarian, and in populations that suffered from a great deal of heart disease and in populations that had very little or none at all," writes lipid biochemist, Mary Enig, PhD, and journalist, Sally Fallon Morell in a wonderful, eye-opening article about fats and heart disease titled The Oiling of America. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 12, 2011 12:50 pm | [0] comments

Thursday, September 08, 2011

CHOLESTEROL

Lowering cholesterol by diet or drugs has not been shown to extend lifespan, Edward R. Pinckney, MD

"f you have come to believe that you can ward off death from heart disease by altering the amount of cholesterol in your blood, whether by diet or by drugs, you are following a regime that still has no basis in fact," wrote Edward R. Pinckney, MD, editor of four medical journals and former co-editor of JAMA.
"Rather, you as a consumer, have been taken in by certain commercial interests and health groups who are more interested in your money than your life."


[This is an article written by Uffe Ravnskov, MD PhD, and is an excerpt from his book The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease.]

[Note: The book Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You is a shortened, simplified and updated version of Dr. Ravnskov's first book, "The Cholesterol Myths".] Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 08, 2011 10:59 am | [0] comments

DIET-HEART HYPOTHESIS

Diet is NOT an effective way to prevent coronary heart disease said George Mann, ScD, MD

George Mann [ScD, MD], now retired, was previously a professor in medicine and biochemistry at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. From his studies of the Masai people (see section 3) he realized that diet couldn't possibly be the main cause of high cholesterol and coronary heart disease. As long ago as 1977, in The New England Journal of Medicine he published a strong argument against the diet-heart idea citing the lack of relationship between dietary habits and blood cholesterol, the lack of correlation between this century's trends in fat consumption and death rates in the United States, and the disappointing outcome of the cholesterol lowering trials (92).

[This is an article written by Uffe Ravnskov, MD PhD, and is an excerpt from his book The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease.]

[Note: The book Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You is a shortened, simplified and updated version of Dr. Ravnskov's first book, "The Cholesterol Myths".] Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 08, 2011 10:36 am | [0] comments

CHOLESTEROL

Warning against cholesterol-lowering in the general population, Michael F. Oliver, MD

Michael F. Oliver, a former professor and director of the Wynn Institute for Metabolic Research, London, [and formerly worked at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London, England] those at a very high risk for cardiovascular risk may benefit from cholesterol lowering, but in several papers he has warned against campaigns for cholesterol lowering in the general population.

He notes that the accumulated evidence [of cholesterol-lowering in the general population] is that total mortality is unchanged or possibly even increased (94).

[This is an article written by Uffe Ravnskov, MD PhD, and is an excerpt from his book The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease.]

[Note: The book Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You is a shortened, simplified and updated version of Dr. Ravnskov's first book, "The Cholesterol Myths".] Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 08, 2011 8:59 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

SATURATED FAT

‘The idea that saturated fats cause heart disease is completely wrong’ says biochemist Mary Enig

"The idea that saturated fats cause heart disease is completely wrong, but the statement has been “published” so many times over the last three or more decades that it is very difficult to convince people otherwise unless they are willing to take the time to read and learn what all the economic and political factors were that produced the anti-saturated fat agenda," lipid biochemist Mary Enig was quoted as saying in an interview when asked if saturated fat causes heart disease.

[This is part of an article written by Uffe Ravnskov, MD PhD, and is an excerpt from his book The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease.]

[Note: The book Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You is a shortened, simplified and updated version of Dr. Ravnskov's first book, "The Cholesterol Myths".] Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 07, 2011 1:32 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NATURAL DESICCATED THYROID

Hypothyroidism increases deaths from infections, heart attacks, cancer and emphysema, Mark Starr, MD

Thyroid expert, Broda Barnes, MD, PhD found that heart attacks increased in Graz, Austria from one in 125 to one in 14 after antibiotics were introduced which prevented early deaths from tuberculosis, Mark Starr, MD notes in this audio clip.

After analyzing 70,000 autopsies, Barnes also noted that prior to 1945 when antibiotics were introduced, people dying of tuberculosis had advanced atherosclerosis in their coronary arteries. After the introduction of antibiotics which prevented these deaths, deaths from heart attacks increased nearly 9-fold, from one in 125 deaths, to one in 14 deaths.

Barnes also found that those dying of heart attacks, had evidence that they had had tuberculosis in their lungs.

He then realized that hypothyroidism was the cause of both conditions.

He also found that deaths from various cancers and emphysema increased 3-fold or more, suggesting to Barnes that hypothyroidism increases the risk of cancer and emphysema, and that treated people with desiccated thyroid might reduce the risk.

(In a speech Barnes gave, he noted that cancer deaths in his patients treated with desiccated thyroid were about half the national average in the U.S.)

Here is a short audio clip of Dr. Starr talking about this in a speech he gave at a 2007 Orthomolecular Conference. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 4:47 pm | [0] comments

Monday, January 25, 2010

STRESS-INDUCED DISEASES

More Grist To The Mill By Dr. Malcolm Kendrick (Stress causes heart disease and diabetes)

"Recent and soon to be published research reveals that soldiers who fought in theatres as diverse as Vietnam and Lebanon are not only more likely to die from an accident on their return, but are also twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even cancer later in life."

— New Scientist, Aug. 27, 2005

For some time now, I have been banging on about the fact that “stress” causes diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. Of course, my definition of stress, or a stressor, is any factor that can lead to a long-lasting dysfunction of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA-axis). This definition may seem — and probably is — a bit pedantic. But it does have the advantage of being reasonably accurate. That is more than can be said for the word “stress,” which can mean all things to all men.

(This article was written by Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of the wonderful, eye-opening, paradigm-shifting book The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It .) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 4:07 pm | [0] comments
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