The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It

The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It

Rubbishing the diet-heart hypothesis, in which clinical trials 'prove' that high cholesterol causes heart disease and a high-fat diet leads to heart disease, Malcolm Kendrick lambastes a powerful pharmaceutical industry and unquestioning medical prof...

Title:The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781844543601
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  • Jodi

    This book explains that the cholesterol hypothesis is well and truly dead! It has been disproven, comprehensively. The current obsession with cholesterol levels and avoiding saturated fat and choleste...

  • Jacques Bezuidenhout

    Kendrick presents a very theoretical subject in a light hearted way, using a whole lot of dad-/corny-jokes. This might get too much for some, but I found it quite entertaining.The content seems very w...

  • Daniel

    I'm giving this book a 4 only because Kendrick can be annoying at times with his Dad humor. Otherwise, it's a well-researched compelling book that debunks a lot of the conventional wisdom we associate...

  • Debra Faust-Clancy

    Best book on why NOT to take statins and an a good expose on publish or perish for the medical field....

  • Joe

    Recently a Cholesterol test showed that I had a reading of 7.59 of which only 1.49 was "good" HDL and the remainder "bad" LDL.The nurse suggested I speak to my GP about statins. I started to read this...

  • Julie Hotchkiss

    Robust dismissal of the heart / diet relationshipI have been working in Public Health for the last 30 years. I now find out that what I held to be proven in relation to cholesterol levels and cardiova...

  • Nana

    Interesting new views are presented in this book. However the credibility is almost nonexistent since citations were neglected and you are supposed to find the resources used to support important argu...

  • Miranda

    Another great read from the cheeky and brilliant Dr Kendrick! I would highly recommend this book for anyone that wants an easily digestible synopsis on the diet-heart hypothesis, why it’s wrong, and...

  • Lynette

    Absolutely brilliant, even though is doesn’t work on any level as an audiobook. Paperback ordered so I can highlight away. This will alter my clinical practice immensely. ...

  • Tara C

    I've tried and failed to finish this book twice - I'll try reading it again at a later point. His style of writing was extremely irritating, it was too chatty without giving me facts. The studies he u...