Readers of this blog will be aware of many reasons why cholesterol is not a reliable marker for the risks of developing heart disease or anything else for that matter. There are very thorough studies, which demonstrate that...Read More
I have lost count of the number of people I have met who are convinced that they should be concerned about the cholesterol level in their blood. If it is considered to be “too high” then they are at serious risk of suffering...Read More
This is the title of a book just published, which describes and explains the science that justifies the conclusion (1). Equally important, it tells the story of why and how health professionals have been actively promoting a...Read More
The “Lipid Hypothesis” Are you worried about your blood cholesterol (TC) level? For many it is a fact of life (and death) that if you have a high TC level this means an increased risk of dying from heart disease. Hence it...Read More
It is becoming increasingly obvious to anyone who examines the scientific literature with an open mind that the justification for cholesterol-lowering simply does not exist. So I have been digging into the background to try to...Read More
I have now been blogging for 3 years and this is Number 200! Although it has been hard work it has been an amazing experience. In particular, through the medium Twitter I have made contact with many different people from all...Read More
A comprehensive review on the role of cholesterol in health and a critique of the use of statins has recently been published by a team of Japanese researchers (1). This pulls together information from a range of different...Read More
This is a re-post of the article by Francois Lubbe of The Cholesterol Truth. I am most grateful to him for permission to post here. The original is available at Praluent: New Cholesterol Drugs Get Riskier By The Day Big Pharma...Read More
The cholesterol lowering campaign really took off in 1985 with the recommendations of a Consensus Conference sponsored by the National Institutes of Health in the USA (1). I have just come across a commentary written at the time...Read More
Recently I have devoted several posts to the topic of statins (1,2,3). It is obvious that there are many serious doubts about the official/conventional approach to the use of these drugs which have been highlighted by the recent...Read More
This is a guest post of an article by Francois Lubbe, editor for The HealthierLife, which originally appeared at: https://www.facebook.com/TheHealthierLife I am very grateful to Francois for permission to publish here. Recently,...Read More
Statins are certainly in the news these days. NICE has put forward proposals that all those with a 10% risk of developing heart disease should be treated with statins. Effectively this means that everyone over the age of 50...Read More
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