by: Dr Malcolm Kendrick

Statins are widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels and claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Once believed to be completely safe they are the most profitable drug in the history of medicine. In this groundbreaking book, GP Malcolm Kendrick exposes the truth behind the hype, to change the way we think about cholesterol forever. Debunking old assumptions on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and diet, dispelling the ?diet-heart? or ?cholesterol hypothesis? that a high-fat diet causes high cholesterol which causes heart disease, The Great Cholesterol Con is a highly readable case against statins and for a more common-sense approach to heart disease and general wellbeing. Read the truth about what really causes heart disease and how to avoid it.
286pp, 128mm x 198mm, illus. in b&w, Paperback, 2008