Statins (cholesterol-lowering medication) are heavily promoted, used by millions of people and one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. Health authorities claim statins reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes because they lower ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol. Yet these claims are contradicted by statistics and medical studies.
Presentation by Dr. Jonny Bowden on the Cholesterol Myth
David Diamond on the Demonization and Deception in Cholesterol Research
For the past 60 years there has been a concerted effort to demonize saturated fats, found in animal products and tropical oils, and cholesterol, in our food and blood. Despite the well-established health benefits of diets rich in cholesterol and saturated fat, flawed, deceptive and biased research has created the myth that a low fat, plant-based diet is ideal for good health. Poorly conducted epidemiological research, U.S. government intervention and misinformation conveyed by contemporary lifestyle researchers have contributed to the current state of confusion on dietary influences on health. The public must educate themselves on how to optimize their diet and cardiovascular health.
Dr. Barry Sears discusses the debate over what are the correct cholesterol levels.