The Great Cholesterol Myth
The Great Cholesterol Myth by Johnny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra, MD will most certainly turn a few heads and open some eyes. In this book the authors reveal how a “perfect storm” involving questionable research, the politics of science, corporate financial motives, government ineptitude, and willing physicians led to the conclusion that cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease.
In The Great Cholesterol Myth you will discover that the science linking fats and cholesterol to increase risks of heart disease is not, and has never been very strong. You will learn that the Food Pyramid, the brain child of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is not based on any science. You will learn that the recommendations that we consume less than 30% of our calories in our diets come from fat, and less than 10% from saturated fat was written on behalf of the government by a single individual who had no science background – a resident writer and former labor reporter for the Providence Journal.
in The Great Cholesterol Myth you will learn that the Fat/Cholesterol Hypothesis is based on cherry-picked data from the Seven Countries Study.
In The Great Cholesterol Myth you will learn that cholesterol is actually essential to life performing many vital functions. You will learn that dietary cholesterol has little effect on blood cholesterol since the body makes as much cholesterol as it needs to carry out its functions. And, you will learn that lowering cholesterol can actually have harmful effects on our health.
You will learn in The Great Cholesterol Myth that heart disease is rooted in inflammation, and that sugar is far more dangerous to our hearts and our overall health than cholesterol. You will learn about lifestyle and dietary changes to limit inflammation, and heart-healthy supplements you can take.
Diagnostic studies that are more helpful than cholesterol for determing your risk of heart disease are also reviewed.
In The Great Cholesterol Myth you may learn more than you are prepared to handle, but that’s why you should read this book.