The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease--and the Statin-Free Plan T... (Paperback)
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...
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:
Triglyceride to HCL ratios
High glycemic levels
Bestselling 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.
FactThere is no correlation between cholesterol and heart attack.
FactThere is no data to show that statins have a significant impact on longevity.
FactStatin drugs can be extremely toxic including causing death.
FactStatin drugs do the best job in middle-aged men with coronary disease.
FactStatin drugs reduce inflammation and improve blood viscosity (thinning blood). Statins are extremely helpful in men with low HDL and coronary artery disease.
FactSaturated fats are not dangerous. The killer fats are the transfats from partially hydrogenated oils.
FactHigher cholesterol protects you from gastrointestinal disease, pulmonary disease and hemorrhagic stroke.
FactSimple processed carbs and sugars predispose you to heart disease.
FactMonounsaturated and saturated fats protect you from metabolic syndrome. Sugar is the foe in cardiovascular disease.
FactThis is over-simplistic. You must fractionate LDL and HDL to assess the components.
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 inflam
|Genre||HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Heart|
|Publisher Date||2012-11-01 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Fair Winds Pr|
|Unit weight||1.1 lb|
|Subtitle||Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease--and the Statin-Free Plan That Will|
|Authors||Sinatra, Stephen T.|
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