- Paperback: 154 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 10, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1453759409
- ISBN-13: 978-1453759400
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
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Ignore the Awkward.: How the Cholesterol Myths Are Kept Alive
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The author is a Swedish MD and an experienced scientist himself. He has published more than 100 scientific papers about cholesterol and fats, and has received two international awards for his 'Original Contributions in the Field of Medical Scepticism' and for 'Independent Thinking in Natural Sciences and Medicine'. He is a member of the editorial board of Cholesterol and of Journal of Lipids, and is the founder and spokesman for THINCS, The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics, an organization that includes about one hundred doctors and scientist from all over the world.
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He hi-lights the fact that there are no studies showing that avoiding saturated fat and cholesterol is beneficial. In fact, there are many studies showing that dietary replacements may make health worse. Interestingly, people in the low blood-cholesterol groups in most studies die first, and often from diseases with long periods of suffering.
He makes an irrefutable case that that many with drug, food, research or other financial interests ignore and suppress the global evidence.
He shreds the cholesterol-lowering statin studies and illustrates the soft science, the soft endpoints and the conflicts of interests that are the rule in these trials. Give this book to your doctor if he/she wants to put you on a drug to lower your cholesterol. A worthwhile investment especially if you read the book first.
In February 2 years ago, on my initiative, I and my wife went to the expensive RAM hospital, here I Chiang Mai, where all foreigners come, just to have a control of our health, most by measuring the blood. The result showed that my wife, here from Thailand, had the total of Cholesterol on 279, and mine only 196. And for that the doctor wanted my wife to start on pills, something like Statin, and besides other treatments in the hospital, to get the Cholesterol down under 200. And this treatment was started.
When I was in high school, back in the start of sixties, we in the news read and heard more and more about that it was bad to eat fat or eggs, and that this and having a Cholesterol number higher than 200 was the reason to that too many people died by heart attack. First years later we were told how the distribution between the god and the bad parts of the Cholesterol should be, I se that when looking in my old hospital journals.
But in Denmark, especially after my engineering education, I've received much science writings about, among other, that Asia is the place on Earth where people take most pills, and besides that the more pills that are taken the sooner the bacteria will chance, so that the pills by time will be ineffective. And besides nearly all pills have side effect, some very dad. So I started buying books concerning Cholesterol, and already after 2 month I advised my wife to stop taking these pills and going to the doctor, and telling why.
I've bought 10 books especially about Cholesterol (own more than 200 books concerning health, body, biology and so on) and January last year, as number 9, I bought Ravnskovs "Fat and Cholesterol are GOOD for you". After having read about it in the Danish news, where it came after the book was translated to Danish. I bought it, in English, and it was so good so that when Amazon in January this year informed me about the existence of the new book from Ravnskov, "Ignore the Awkward!" I immediately ordered it.
This book is so new and up to date concerning Cholesterol, and written by a person that in many years, as a neutral person, like a research person shall be, especially by reading reports, have been studying Cholesterol. And by that we get the most correct information concerning Cholesterol, and hereby learn that in nearly all cases having high Cholesterol is good. For example women having highest Cholesterol lives the longest. Quit opposite to what the doctors told my wife.
And besides one interesting thing mentioned, which I did not know, that I 1985 two persons got Nobel price for something concerning Cholesterol witch later turned out to be wrong..
And in the book Ravnskov also writes about Duane Gravelines story told in the book "Statin Drugs Side Effects", a good book that I bought last year.
And on the last side Ravnskov tells about the B (B12), C and D vitamins. Good information to the readers about these 3 vitamins which science trough time go on finding more and more necessary. In Denmark they talk about maybe this year to start putting D in the food, because 80 % of persons living I Denmark get to little sunshine, and thereby D vitamin.
And by Ravnskovs mention of the C vitamin I started thinking about Linus Paulings: "Vitamin C the Common Cold and the Flu", which I bought in 1981, I remember how the medical industry, after that book, went against Linus Pauling, and even told people that they could die by getting too much C vitamin. Of course because the industry could not make patent on the C vitamin, and thereby earn much money. And this is exactly the same which is going on concerning Cholesterol, for which they earn billions of dollars each year, and don't want to loose the customers. Not taking care fore that people die by taking pills against Cholesterols.
While the title of the book may be "awkward" the book itself is full of detailed explanations on every major study that was supposedly done in support of drugs which lower cholesterol. He shows the holes in those studies as well as the studies which would improperly label "bad cholesterol".
Last, but not least, I valued the fact that this highly decorated doctor put his reputation on the line by standing up to this particular industry as well as the FDA in writing this book. I applaud anyone who is willing to spend the time to do so and it's evident that the only "monetary motive" this doctor can be accused of in writing this book is the income that he'll make from selling this book. That's a tiny drop in the bucket compared to what he paid to complete all of his research on this matter.
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Now I can promote a truth as we currently know and understand human chemistry metabolism better.