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March 11, 2008

Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Heart Disease --not connected

This is a video of a presentation to British Medical Association last November.  The presenter is a physician, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick.  He presents data about saturated fat, blood cholesterol, and heart disease and makes a very credible and compelling argument that eating saturated fat does not cause heart disease and that high blood cholesterol does not predict heart disease.There are 5 parts to Dr. Kendrick's presentation. If the embedded video doesn't work, here's the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPPYaVcXo1I 

March 11, 2008 in Books, Dieting, nutrition policy, Obesity, Scientific studies | Permalink

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Kendrick has a great book, too, called The Great Cholesterol Con. It is easy for non-medical people to understand, yet it has a thorough description of the relevant biochemistry. The only criticism I have of the book is that it has several typos throughout, as if a computerized spell-checker program had the final oversight rather than a human (i.e., stains instead of statins, etc.). Some readers might not appreciate Kendrick's humor, either (though I wsn't bothered by it). Otherwise, typos and humor aside, it is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to know more about cardiovascular heart disease and how the conventional medical community missed the boat.
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Thanks! I just received my copy in the mail. I do think that "stains" is an amusing typo in a book that is somewhat negative about statins!

Posted by: Anna salvesen | Mar 22, 2008 3:10:51 PM

There's good,medical information about obesity here: http://emedicine.com/med/topic1653.htm?src=seo_emed

Posted by: Harris | Mar 31, 2008 11:30:07 AM

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Posted by: yvonne | Jun 10, 2009 11:15:11 AM

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