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Busting Anti-Cholesterol Bias Once and for All
, October 12, 2012
This review is from: The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan That Will (Paperback)
As a Certified Nutrition Specialist, I sometimes have clients gasp when I recommend they choose eggs over cereal for breakfast or include shrimp in their protein intake. "But... the cholesterol!" they shriek.
Anti-cholesterol bias and misinformation runs rampant, even in this supposedly enlightened era when studies show dietary cholesterol has little to do with blood cholesterol and people are fearlessly eating egg yolks again.
Thankfully we have this wonderful, meticulously researched new book from Dr. Jonny Bowden and Dr. Stephen Sinatra that dispels those myths. Despite the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry and many doctors' determination to put anyone with even slightly elevated cholesterol on statins, the evidence suggests otherwise:
Cholesterol levels do not accurately predict heart attacks.
In fact, half of heart attacks occur to people with normal cholesterol levels.
And half the people with higher cholesterol actually have healthy hearts.
Why aren't we getting this information from the mainstream media, which persist in demonizing cholesterol for heart disease and numerous other health issues?
In The Great Cholesterol Myth, Drs. Bowden and Sinatra provide a compelling case to stop fearing cholesterol. They also discuss other culprits your doctor probably isn't telling you about that can contribute to heart disease.
They won't leave you hanging. They've also provided a simple yet comprehensive dietary and lifestyle action plan that helps you take the right steps to prevent heart disease. You don't have to succumb to your doctor's well-intended but wildly outdated recommendation to take statins and eat a low-fat diet.
Whether you struggle with high cholesterol or just want to knock the wind out of any so-called expert who argues you should avoid cholesterol, you must read The Great Cholesterol Myth.
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