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Fat and Cholesterol Are Good for You

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Did you know? ...that cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals? ...that your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat? ...that the internal production increases when you eat only small amounts of cholesterol and decreases when you eat large amounts? ...that heart patients haven't eaten more saturated fat t ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published January 26th 2009 by GB Publishing (first published 2009)
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Iona  Stewart
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most important and ground-breaking health/scientific books I have read. It is particularly significant because it proves beyond a doubt that we have been deliberately, totally and utterly deceived in the last decades by the misleadingly interpreted scientific studies of researchers in the pocket of the medicinal industry, which capitalizes on skyrocketing sales of statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs).

The author examines a number of studies into the implications of high cholest
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
[content 5*, publication 4*]
Thoroughly convincing and empirically detailed demolition of the diet-heart / lipid hypothesis for coronary heart disease and stroke. At no point in the chain from consumption of 'evil' saturated fat to diet-mediated blood cholesterol levels to the 'bad' LDL cholesterol to the role and causes of atherosclerosis and its purported link to heart disease does the scientific evidence withstand scrutiny. And — incredibly important — that is with reference to the same studie
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good book although they typographical errors were annoying and distracted from the scientific thesis... He makes a compelling argument that cholesterol is a marker of processes and not something that should be directly lowered for heart health, rather underlying processes create the cholesterol environment and that those underlying processes need change instead. Some solid metareviews of multiple studies and a critical view of shortcomings in many statin and cholesterol studies.
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book which sets the record straight according to actual facts and reports that the author has taken the time or source and summarize. Blows away the whole 'high fat equals heart problems' myth that has been perpetuated for decades now, along with the 'cholesterol is the cause' myth. These ideas area clearly shown as false, or in the very least, in need of further research, due to the problems involved in the initial studies undertaken last century, and the dubious conclusions that were ...more
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Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-change
This is one book on the other side of the debate. Not a perfect text but enough there to confuse.
Guillaume Belanger
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Uffe Ravnskov is a medical doctor and independent research scientist working in Sweden. He is one of the few medical doctors and scientists to have spent a considerable amount of time and energy in exposing the cholesterol myths that still pervade the general mindset. He has thoroughly reviewed the literature that relates to cholesterol and fats, and has helped greatly in debunking most of the false beliefs still held by the majority.

By meticulously going through the published literature, he con
Jul 17, 2011 rated it liked it
I liked this book, but it would have benefited from a line editor (or even a spellchecker... sheesh). Also, I'm pretty sure that that's Comic Sans on the front cover. :-( ...more
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