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The Great Cholesterol Con

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heart disease, cholesterol, saturated fat, fat,
Paperback, 430 pages
Published October 18th 2006 by LULU
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Daniel
Jun 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Exclamation points have no place in science writing.

That's sort of glib, so I'll add this: I hate the writing style, the book seems to be unedited (typos abound), there's no index, and the author has since made himself appear foolish in an online spat with Michael Eades. I'm perhaps 40% of the way through and agree with much of what the book says, but I'm not finding it useful for much more than learning about research papers that I'd like to read (which is requiring more note-taking than I'd li
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Brian
Mar 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
The ugly truth about violent criminal Anthony Colpo who bashed a man from behind at a fruit market recently. Go visit Colpo's website to see his obsession with bullying people online.


MAGISTRATES COURT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
(Criminal)
POLICE V COLPO, ANTHONY FRANCIS
of Magistrate Fahey 13 March 2020
SOUTH AUSTRALIA POLICE APP Y CLEGG
ANTHONY FRANCIS COLPO MR A MOFFA
Hearing Date/s: 13/03/2020
File No/s: AMC-20-1477

Mr Colpo, the assault to which you pleaded guilty is, very serious.
The assault was violent a
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Adriano
Mar 13, 2020 rated it did not like it
Anthony Colpo is a violent criminal and an obsessive stalker of some authors who has more fame than him. Just read his website to see what an absolute psycho he is. His books are super boring to read and full of contradictions.

Just google him up and see what I mean...
Guillaume Belanger
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Anthony Colpo is an Australian personal trainer, and this book is the most complete and thoroughly researched and referenced book I have come across on the subject of cholesterol, fat, carbs and everything that relates in any way to heart disease. One really gets the sense that Colpo has read everything he found with a link to diet, health and heart disease.

As other authors and cholesterol skeptics such as Uffe Ravnskov, Malcolm Kendrick and Gary Taubes, Colpo goes through the same set of large
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Jay Reynolds
Jul 25, 2012 rated it liked it

Anthony Colpo directly confronts the popular notion that a causal relationship between dietary fat/cholesterol and coronary artery disease/atheroscelerosis has been demonstrated, when in fact no such claim can be made. The truth is far more complicated, as it turns out. The current dogma that attributes blame to cholesterol found at the site of arterial plaque deposits is likely to be as wrong as blaming firemen that are found at the site of the fires they extinguish, according to Colpo.

Indeed,
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Jeff
May 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health
In reading this book, there is absolutely no doubt the current view of cholesterol "management" is wrong. There is more evidence disproving "popular" studies recommending a statin regiment. As a person with high cholesterol, I will never take any statin drugs again. ...more
Rae
Mar 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: food-issues
The first section of this book confirms the science explained in Good Calories, Bad Calories. The rest of the book gives more specific and practical information on alternative lifestyle choices to control cholesterol levels (as opposed to drug therapy). A good book.
Leslie Dunn
Spot on except he's way off base in the appendix entry on low-carb diets. ...more
Rick
Mar 27, 2011 added it
Eyeopening!
William Cane
Mar 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books on the Cholesterol Myth. You have been fed a big fat lie if you believe that saturated fat is the cause of heart disease and cardiovascular disease.
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