Tag: cholesterol

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick – in his words – on the MONICA STUDY

| August 16, 2015
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick – in his words – on the MONICA STUDY

Sept 16 2004 Cholesterol And The French Paradox, The Swiss Paradox, The Russian Paradox, The Lithuanian Paradox…Etc… I was going to write about something else, but I couldn’t resist bringing the latest results from the MONICA study to your attention (MONItor trends in CArdiovascular disease). This study has been going on for ages now. It […]

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West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study – how study statistics are manipulated

| March 18, 2013 | 6 Replies
West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study – how study statistics are manipulated

In 1995, the results of the West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study (WOSCPS) were presented in a press release: “People with high cholesterol can rapidly reduce … their risk of death 22 percent by taking a widely prescribed drug called pravastatin. This is the conclusion of a landmark study presented today at the annual meeting […]

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Scientific Proof: Why Dr. Robert C. Atkins was right all along

| January 8, 2013 | 7 Replies
Scientific Proof: Why Dr. Robert C. Atkins was right all along

In April 2003, walking to work at age 72, Dr. Robert Atkins slipped on an icy New York sidewalk, cracked the back of his head open, developed a blood clot – slipped into a coma and died several days later. His untimely death came just as some members of the Medical Establishment were finally beginning […]

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the essential nature of cholesterol

| December 18, 2012 | 6 Replies
the essential nature of cholesterol

“Cholesterol is absolutely vital for our existence.         Peter Attia, MD There’s no such thing as ‘good and bad’ cholesterol. As shown below, cholesterol is a single natural substance – the grandmother steroid – featuring a four-ring structure of carbon atoms. All steroid hormones (such as Vitamin D) are made from cholesterol, but cholesterol is […]

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Should Women take Statin Drugs – ever?

| November 27, 2012 | 2 Replies
Should Women take Statin Drugs – ever?

A true story… In 1987, Mevacor, the first statin cholesterol-lowering drug, was introduced in record short time. Within a decade, Zocor, Pravachol, Lescol, Lipitor and Baycol were added. In August 2001, after 31 deaths from a muscle-destroying side effect, Bayer of Germany withdrew Baycol. While clinical studies have demonstrated a small benefit among people with […]

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Illustrated History of Heart Disease 1825-2015

| August 19, 2012 | 65 Replies
Illustrated History of Heart Disease 1825-2015

   1825  French lawyer and gourmand Brillant-Savarin publishes The Physiology of Taste, in which he says he has identified the cure for obesity:  “More or less rigid abstinence from everything that is starchy or floury.”   1830  Sugar consumption in the US is 15 pounds per capita (much of it molasses). Today:  150 pounds per capita […]

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25 Reasons the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are wrong about cholesterol & saturated fat

| August 18, 2012 | 13 Replies
25 Reasons the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are wrong about cholesterol & saturated fat

1. In 1937, Columbia University biochemists David Rittenberg & Rudolph Schoenheimer demonstrated that dietary cholesterol had little or no influence on blood cholesterol. Never refuted, why do the 2010 Dietary Guidelines limit dietary cholesterol to fewer than 300 mg per day? 2. Dietary cholesterol is poorly absorbed – 50 percent at best (Mary Enig, PhD; Michael […]

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The controversial study that started the War on Cholesterol…

| June 14, 2012 | Reply
The controversial study that started the War on Cholesterol…

Revisiting the Coronary Primary Prevention Trial (CPPT) – 1973 to 1984 Launched in 1973 by the National Institutes of Health, the Coronary Primary Prevention Trial (CPPT) set out to prove that lowering blood cholesterol with a drug and a low cholesterol, low saturated fat diet would reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and extend […]

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Do You & Your Doctor Know All 10 Heart Disease Risk Factors?

| March 7, 2012
Do You & Your Doctor Know All 10 Heart Disease Risk Factors?

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death. About 50 percent of all people who die suddenly from heart disease have low or normal cholesterol. To protect yourself from heart disease, ask your doctor for a complete lipid evaluation. Fast 10-12 hours before blood is drawn (you can drink water). Because Total Cholesterol (TC) and […]

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The War on Cholesterol and Saturated Fat

| February 7, 2012 | Reply
The War on Cholesterol and Saturated Fat

In the U.S. dietary kingdom, saturated fat is most feared – fingered as the cause of heart disease and stroke. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), they have been warning us away from saturated fat since 1957. In 1961, at the urging of AHA board members Ancel Keys and Jeremiah Stamler, the AHA officially […]

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