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The Cholesterol Delusion Paperback – November 17, 2010
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Put down that piece of bacon! Wait, wrong book. Go ahead and pick up the bacon. Have a piece of toast with real butter on it too. Cholesterol might not be the culprit of heart disease after all, just the convenient whipping boy.
Have you ever heard the words, "A new study has found that..." and then there's some new food you have to stop eating? Yup. All the time, right? It seems the medical community is intent on taking away every single, gosh-darn food we enjoy, every drink we love to drink. Pleasure be gone!
But Dr. Ernest Curtis says not so fast. He takes a look at what some of these landmark studies really say. Some of it might surprise you.
First, Dr. Curtis orients the reader to heart disease and the underlying nemesis - the deadly plaque formation in coronary arteries. Straight off he made me sit up and take notice. Being in the medical field, it has been drummed into my head that somehow that stealthy little molecule (cholesterol) seeps into coronary artery walls and wreaks havoc. Not so, the good doctor claims. Plaque formation and its subsequent destabilization is a process that, while not completely understood, has little to do with cholesterol. Cholesterol seems to be just an innocent bystander. Who'd a thought?
Actually, Dr. Ernest insinuates, the pharmaceutical companies are more likely at the base of this "delusional" paradigm. Cholesterol-lowering medications are a multi-million, if not billion, dollar industry. They fund the studies. That should make anyone suspicious.
Next, Dr.Read more ›
I am 65 years old and have a total cholesterol level of approximately 300 since they started the "numbers" game , and have no other health issues. I eat well, exercise regularly, and have the right weight for my size. I have been off statins for two years, and have substituted salmon oil and a daily aspirin.Read more ›
In Dr. Curtis' gently informative manner he describes the etiology of plaque formation as being within the walls of arteries and not as deposits in the lumen of arteries - the apparent reason for diets to reduce the amount of cholesterol consumed and thus reduce the amount available to further deposit on the linings of arteries. He backs up his statements by revisiting old articles and discussing new data about cholesterol that somehow has been buried in the climbing use of the various forms of anti-cholesterol drugs - the statins.Read more ›
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Good information. Too bad the book is kind of a quick read, though. There is information here that I didn't find in other books like it, so it was worth reading. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jeff S Kirkpatrick
Dr. Curtis exposes the greatest hoax in medical history. (And medicine is chock full of hoaxes.) You can forget about the bunkum about cholesterol and saturated fat that has been... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Morley Evans
Wonderfully concise summary of the dietary fat humbug. The main text covers about 100 pages, which is the most digestible (heh) comprehensive statement of this I had found. Read morePublished on June 3, 2014 by TechnoPHB
Dr. Curtis exposes the cholesterol fallacy via a thorough dissection of the "research" used to fuel the medical industry's moonstruck fixation on statins. Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by r_gregory
Easy to understand AND written by an expert Cardiologist NOT associated with the pharmaceutical industry, excellent and long overdue for all those duped by big pharma!Published on November 30, 2013 by Gary Butler
I knew there was more that what my dr was telling me. If your taking Cholestol Mede. Read this bookPublished on March 14, 2013 by Rob Johnson
Really informative, gives the history as to why we think cholesterol is a health hazard.
Think it should be required reading for anyone in the Medical Field!!