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    Sunday, July 10, 2016

    CHOLESTEROL

    Men with cholesterol of less than 160 mg/dL 60% MORE likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL over 5-13 years

    Men whose total cholesterol levels were less than 160 mg/dL were 60% MORE likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with men whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    In other words, having LOW cholesterol levels was associated with a dramatically HIGHER risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower your cholesterol levels as low as possible as recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 8:55 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL

    Men with total cholesterol of 200-239 mg/dL 18% LESS likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL over 5-13 years

    Men whose total cholesterol levels were 200-239 mg/dL were 18% LESS likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with men whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    In other words, having HIGHER cholesterol levels was associated with a LOWER risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL as is recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 8:42 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL

    Men with cholesterol of 240 mg/dL or greater 24% LESS likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL over 5-13 years

    Men whose total cholesterol levels were 240 mg/dL or greater were 24% LESS likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with men whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    In other words, having HIGHER cholesterol levels was associated with a LOWER risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL as is recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 8:30 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL

    Women with cholesterol of less than 160 mg/dL 41% MORE likely to die over 5-13 years

    Women whose total cholesterol levels were less than 160 mg/dL were 41% MORE likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with women whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    Data from this meta-analysis suggests that elevated cholesterol levels do NOT increase a woman’s risk of death, but if cholesterol levels are LOW — below 160 mg/dL — there is a dramatic (41%) INCREASED risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower your cholesterol levels as low as possible as recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 7:50 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL

    Women with total cholesterol of 200-239 mg/dL NO MORE likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL over 5-13 years

    Women whose total cholesterol levels were 200-239 mg/dL were NO MORE likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with women whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    Data from this meta-analysis suggests that elevated cholesterol levels do NOT increase a woman’s risk of death, but if cholesterol levels are LOW — below 160 mg/dL — there is a dramatic (41%) INCREASED risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL as is recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 7:50 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL

    Women with total cholesterol of 240 mg/dL or greater were NO MORE likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL

    Women whose total cholesterol levels were 240 mg/dL or GREATER were NO MORE likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with women whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan.

    Data from this meta-analysis suggests that elevated cholesterol levels do NOT increase a woman’s risk of death, but if cholesterol levels are LOW — below 160 mg/dL — there is a dramatic (41%) INCREASED risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL as is recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 7:50 am | [0] comments

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    CHOLESTEROL

    Older people with high LDL levels live as long or longer as those with low LDL in 16 of 19 studies

    In people over 60, those with the highest LDL cholesterol levels were at a lower risk of dying over some number of years than those with the lowest LDL levels in 16 of 19 studies according to a new review paper by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, author of The Cholesterol Myths, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of The Great Cholesterol Con, and others.

    One-fourth with highest LDL levels 29-59% less likely to die over next 3-9 years

    In 12 of those studies, the one-fourth of people with the highest LDL levels were 29% to 59% less likely to have died over the next 3-9 years than the one-fourth of people with the lowest LDL levels.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 10:10 am | [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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    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.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    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

    Tuesday, February 05, 2013

    STATINS AND CHOLESTEROL GUIDELINES

    8 of 9 panel members who wrote the cholesterol guidelines were paid by the drug companies

    Eight of the 9 panel members on the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) who wrote the cholesterol guidelines which define high cholesterol and recommend taking drugs to lower cholesterol, had financial ties to the drug companies that make statins.

    The wonderful documentary Statin Nation reminds us of this.

    Below is a list of all 9 members of the panel and all of the drug companies who have paid them.

    Do you think it is any different when it comes to the guidelines for blood pressure or diabetes or depression or anxiety or sleep or bone-building or acid reflux or for the treatment of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s or any other disease?

    No, of course not.

    It’s all the same nonsense.

    Realize that when you hear about the results of a drugs study, what you are really hearing is an advertisement for the drug companies.

    I no longer believe the drug research because all aspects of drug recommendations are infected with money from the drug companies.

    Everyone making drug recommendations have been paid by the drug companies, and, of course, the drug companies will ONLY pay researchers who say their drugs are safe and effective and more people need them, in other words, the only researchers they will pay are those people who will help them to sell more drugs.

    The researchers who are paid by the drug companies are not scientists, they are salesmen to help the drug companies sell more drugs.

    I used to be interested in drug research and what the university researchers and government scientists had to say about drugs, but I am NOT interested anymore because I know exactly what every one of them is going to say: ALL of them are going to say that these drugs are safe and effective and more people need them, otherwise the drug companies would NOT pay them and would go find someone else who will help them to sell more drugs.

    What a shame.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 1:30 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

    Statin side effects, 51-yr-old women: depression, amnesia, incredible fatigue, chest pain, insomnia

    While taking the cholesterol-lowering drug, Lipitor (atorvastatin), Pamela Sharp, who was 51-years-old at the time, wrote this in her diary as she describes in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    “I’ve got lots of depression, light sensitivity, amnesia, unable to write, chest pains, leg pains, incredible fatigue, and some days I can’t get my legs out of bed.

    “Symptoms are getting worse, and now I need to find out what’s going on because I think I’m dying.”

    Below is the quote of exactly what she says in the movie about how she felt and what her doctor told her.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 12:42 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

    Statin side effects: ‘Life was pretty unbearable’, constant pain, fatigue, did not feel well, Tony W

    “It just got to the point where life was pretty unbearable.

    “[I had] constant pain… feeling not well… waking up in the morning and not feeling rested, and thinking, oh Christ, another day,” notes Tony Wood, a patients who had taken a statin to lower his cholesterol, as he describes in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    Below is the quote of exactly what he says about the side effects he experienced.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 12:30 pm | [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.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    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.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    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

    Sunday, November 20, 2011

    Diet has never been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease or death noted Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD

    "[T]here is no evidence that diet prevents cardiovascular morbidity or mortality," noted Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD.

    "This effect was shown in a systematic review of eight ecological, 41 cross-sectional, 25 cohort, six case-control studies, and a meta-analysis of nine controlled randomised dietary trials." Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Nov 20, 2011 11:01 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    STATINS

    Statins are destroying the lives of countless people around the world, Malcolm Kendrick, MD

    "In my opinion, statins are destroying the lives of countless people around the world," notes Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of 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 Thu, Nov 10, 2011 2:18 pm | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL MYTHS

    Cholesterol-lowering May Shorten Your Life by Uffe Ravnskov, MD PhD

    According to conventional wisdom it is wise to lower your cholesterol if it is too high.

    The main reason for this advice is the observation that people with a high cholesterol more often get a heart attack than people with a normal or a low cholesterol.

    The observation is correct, but it does not mean that the high cholesterol is the cause of the heart attack (see section 1). If it were, lowering of the high cholesterol by any means should prevent it, but it doesn´t (except with the new group of cholesterol-lowering drugs, the statins; see below).

    [This article was 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, Nov 10, 2011 9:06 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, November 03, 2011

    BOOK - MALIGNANT MEDICAL MYTHS

    Low cholesterol levels are dangerous, high ones usually are not, Joel Kauffman, PhD

    The basis for using cholesterol-lowering drugs is not based on science notes Joel M. Kauffman, PhD, the author of Malignant Medical Myths: Why Medical Treatment Causes 200,000 Deaths in the USA each Year, and How to Protect Yourself.

    "Low cholesterol levels are dangerous; high ones usually are not," Kauffman writes. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 03, 2011 12:14 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, November 02, 2011

    CHOLESTEROL SKEPTICS

    Cholesterol levels from various countries do NOT correlate with Heart Disease, Malcolm Kendrick, MD

    "Wherever you look [at cholesterol levels and rates of heart disease in various countries], you basically see there is no correlation between cholesterol levels and heart disease. None at all," notes Malcolm Kendrick, MD in this one-minute YouTube video.

    Dr. Kendrick is the author of 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 Wed, Nov 02, 2011 4:17 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

    Tuesday, September 06, 2011

    CHOLESTEROL MYTHS

    Your cholesterol tells very little about your future health by Uffe Ravnskov, MD PhD

    One of the most surprising facts about cholesterol is that there is no relationship between the blood cholesterol level and the degree of atherosclerosis in the vessels. If a high cholesterol really did promote atherosclerosis, then people with a high cholesterol should evidently be more atherosclerotic than people with a low. But it isn´t so.

    [This article was 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 Tue, Sep 06, 2011 11:17 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL MYTHS

    Diet has little to do with your blood cholesterol by Uffe Ravnskov, MD PhD

    A reduction of animal fat and an increase of vegetable fat in the diet is said to lower the blood cholesterol. This is correct, but the effect of such dietary changes is very small. Ramsay and Jackson (37) reviewed 16 trials using diet as intervention. They concluded that the so-called step-I diet, which is similar to the dietary advices that are given nationwise by the health authorities in many countries, lower the serum cholesterol by 0 to 4% only. There are more effective diets, but they are unpalatable to most people.

    [This article was 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 Tue, Sep 06, 2011 10:04 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, February 08, 2011

    HYPOTHYROIDISM AND CHOLESTEROL

    Cholesterol dropped from 240 to 150, triglycerides from 500 to 100 with thyroid, Mark Starr, MD

    Mark Starr, MD's cholesterol levels had increased from 150 when he was in medical school to 240 when he was 40-years-old and feeling really ill. He suspected he might have hypothyroidism, but his blood tests (TSH levels) were normal, and the endocrinologist at the University where he had trained told him that his thyroid was fine, and that he was just working too hard. However, after read the old medical literature and realized that he had hypothyroidism, and started taking 4 grains of desiccated thyroid, his cholesterol levels dropped from 240 to 150, and his triglycerides fell from 500 to less than 100.

    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 Tue, Feb 08, 2011 10:30 am | [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

    Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    TNT STATIN STUDY SHOWS STATINS DO NOT REDUCE TOTAL MORTALITY

    Thank God He Didn’t Die Of Heart Disease Doctor Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

    There are those of us, poor misguided fools, who believe that the main point of taking drugs is to prevent an early death. We are clearly wrong. The important thing is that you must not die of heart disease. For dying of heart disease is clearly much worse than dying of something else.


    (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 Tue, Jan 19, 2010 12:55 pm | [0] comments

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    He Who Pays The Piper Calls The Tune by Malcolm Kendrick, MD

    And what song do we expect the pharmaceutical company wishes to hear sung by international medical opinion leaders? In general it goes like this ‘Use more of the new expensive drugs. For they will make you well.’ To the tune of Amazing Grace.

    How much money does it take to get an international opinion leader to sing for their supper? That depends. In the case of Dr Bryan Brewer, a leader at the National Institutes of Health, it took $57,000/year.

    ‘Brewer, as a leader at the NIH was part of a team that gave the nation new cholesterol guidelines that were expected to prompt millions more people to take the daily pill. He also has written favourably of a specific brand of cholesterol medication, Crestor, which recently proved controversial.

    What doctors were not told for years is this. While making recommendations in the name of the NIH, Brewer was working for the companies that sell the drugs. Government and company records show that from 2001 to 2003, he accepted about $114,000 in consulting fees from four companies making or developing cholesterol medications, including $31,000 from the maker of Crestor (AstraZeneca)’

    -- Los Angeles Times, Jan 11, 2005

    (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 Thu, Jan 14, 2010 1:57 pm | [0] comments

    DEGREE OF LDL LOWERING HAS NO EFFECT ON CORONARY HEART DISEASE

    “Cholesterol-Lowering” Has Ripped Its Guts Out But Will Not Sink by Malcolm Kendrick, MD

    The Zocor Debacle - I Told You So! But The Great Ship “Cholesterol-Lowering” Has Ripped Its Guts Out On The Harsh Rocks Of Evidence, But Still It Does Not Sink.

    Oh, the joy. Just how annoying can I be now? After the PROVE-IT and REVERSE trials comes the A to Z trial, looking at aggressive high-dose Simvastatin treatment vs. low-dose. And I have just been proved right.

    ‘Munich, Germany - The Z phase of the Aggrastat to Zocor (A to Z) study has shown disappointing results...Treatment with high-dose simvastatin (Zocor®, Merck) failed to show a significant reduction in the primary composite end point of cardiovascular death, MI, readmission for ACS , or stroke. In addition, the high-dose statin regimen was associated with a higher rate of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis.’

    (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 Thu, Jan 14, 2010 1:33 pm | [0] comments


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  • Low cholesterol levels are dangerous, high ones usually are not, Joel Kauffman, PhD

  • Cholesterol levels from various countries do NOT correlate with Heart Disease, Malcolm Kendrick, MD

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

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