The Great Cholesterol Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth

Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan That Will

by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 09/11/2012

Heart disease is the #1 killer. However, traditional heart disease protocols--with their emphasis on lowering cholesterol--have it all wrong. Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry.The Great Cholesterol Myth reveals the real culprits of heart disease, including:
Belly fat
Triglyceride to HCL ratios
High glycemic levelsBestselling health authors Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Stephen Sinatra, M.D. give readers a 4-part strategy based on the latest studies and clinical findings for effectively preventing, managing, and reversing heart disease, focusing on diet, exercise, supplements, and stress and anger management.Get proven, evidence-based strategies from the experts with The Great Cholesterol Myth.MYTHS VS. FACTS
MythHigh cholesterol is the cause of heart disease.
FactCholesterol is only a minor player in the cascade of inflammation which is a cause of heart disease.MythHigh cholesterol is a predictor of heart attack.
FactThere is no correlation between cholesterol and heart attack. MythLowering cholesterol with statin drugs will prolong your life.
FactThere is no data to show that statins have a significant impact on longevity. MythStatin drugs are safe.
FactStatin drugs can be extremely toxic including causing death. MythStatin drugs are useful in men, women and the elderly.
FactStatin drugs do the best job in middle-aged men with coronary disease. MythStatin drugs are useful in middle-aged men with coronary artery disease because of its impact on cholesterol.
FactStatin drugs reduce inflammation and improve blood viscosity (thinning blood). Statins are extremely helpful in men with low HDL and coronary artery disease. MythSaturated fat is dangerous.
FactSaturated fats are not dangerous. The killer fats are the transfats from partially hydrogenated oils. MythThe higher the cholesterol, the shorter the lifespan.
FactHigher cholesterol protects you from gastrointestinal disease, pulmonary disease and hemorrhagic stroke. MythA high carbohydrate diet protects you from heart disease.
FactSimple processed carbs and sugars predispose you to heart disease. MythFat is bad for your health.
FactMonounsaturated and saturated fats protect you from metabolic syndrome. Sugar is the foe in cardiovascular disease. MythThere is good (HDL) cholesterol and bad (LDL) cholesterol.
FactThis is over-simplistic. You must fractionate LDL and HDL to assess the components. MythCholesterol causes heart disease.
FactCholesterol is only a theory in heart disease and only the small component of LP(a) or bb shot LDL predisposes one to oxidation and inflammation.
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