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Ignore the Awkward.: How the Cholesterol Myths Are Kept Alive
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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.Read more ›
Having had a doctor try to put me on a Lipitor Prescription 10 years ago, I was fortunate to have discovered Dr. Ravnskov's research. I was obsessed with Fat and Cholesterol until discovering it is all just a bad myth. Since then, I've actually increased my intake of fat and cholesterol. Ten years later, I feel better than ever and could care less what my LDL, HDL, etc..are.
It looks like reviewer, D.M., not only Ignores the Awkward, but has completely ignored Dr. Ravnksov's book altogether. He recites and regurgitates all of the very same lies and misleading garbage that Dr. Uffe Ravnskov successfully refutes in all three of his books. His attempt to mislead serves as the perfect example of what the book says: Ignore the Awkward (Just keep repeating the same mistaken propaganda and exaggerations)
Ignore the Awkward is a great and truthful book, but you DO have to read it.
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Reading the book made me more determined than ever to live with elevated cholesterol rather than living with the side effects of drug therapy.Published 1 month ago by Paul W. Claborn
If you are human and care about your health (and incidentally the scientific process) the READ THIS BOOK!Published 10 months ago by Irma Kroeze
A very nicely done little book on the cholesterol hypothesis and its lack of vigorous proofs. Ravnskov does an excellent job of exposing the weaknesses of the hypothesis. Read morePublished 11 months ago by John A. Leraas
This book is VERY IMPORTANT. Dr. Ravnskov is an excellent and honest scientist who foregoes the lucrative path of promoting low fat diets and statin drugs and tells the public the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lana L.
I am so glad to know that there are some researchers looking into the cholesterol "problem". Read morePublished 15 months ago by LaSignoraBella