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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com (8 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1411694759
  • ISBN-13: 978-1411694750
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,202,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By M. Forbes on 24 May 2009
Format: Paperback
I have read both this book and Dr. Malcolm Kendrick's (same title). While I found Dr. Kendrick's an easier read, I believe Mr. Colpo's better value for money - even at 3 times the price. Let's face it, both together don't come up to the cost of 1 month's prescription of Lipitor! Anthony Colpo's book covers the same subject, and comes to same conclusions as Dr. Kendrick's, but provides an extensive bibliography and far more detail into the solution/treatment/life-style changes needed to combat CHD.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Alexander on 11 Aug 2009
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After suffering some serious side effects from statins, and giving them up, I found this book immensely reassuring, helpful, and wholly persuasive. Until and unless I read a convincing rebuttal, I have stopped worrying about cholesterol levels.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Broga on 28 May 2008
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Colpo follows Uffe Ravnskov (who wrote the foreword) with a superb book. If you want the truth, evidence, clear advice then this is the book. I have no connection with this book financially or otherwise except that I bought it. After four years following Ravnskov's book I speak from experience.

Answer this question: Do you want to live and be healthy or play about with shallow and fashionable ideas. If the former then look no further.

Thank you Uffe Ravnskov and Anthony Colpo. With a bit of effort from me and a lot of iconoclasm and rejection of fashionable dietary advice you gave me my life and health back.
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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful By N. J. Wilkinson on 28 Jun 2006
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It is a sad comment on the power of vested interest, that the author has had to publish this book himself. If there's any other book on the topic that is as thoroughly and widely researched, yet easily understood, then please let me know!

This book covers the history of how a vitally important substance to health was turned into a health bogeyman by a few influential individuals. When low fat mania became big business and medics and researchers reputations and income were at stake, the low fat crusade became a seemingly unstoppable juggernaut. The author covers diet, drugs, supplements, and the role of stress in heart disease. He writes at length of the numerous studies and trials of diet and drugs that purport to show that lowering your cholesterol (with statins) and eating a low saturated fat diet is sound advice. Colpo has read the research, looked at the data and conclusions, and shows them to be at best highly misleading, at worst, false.

A lot of people will take issue with this book, but will they actually read any of the research itself rather than relying on the summaries?

Unfortunately, there is a public faith in the objectivity of science and medicine that is totally unwarranted, and it is the public that suffer as a consequence. Please buy and read this book. Disagree with it too, if you can, but only after you've taken the trouble to look at the research properly yourself.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By W. J. Wilson on 30 Aug 2009
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Although not as easy a read as Dr. Malcolm Kendrick's book with the same name, this book is very informative. It should be compulsory reading for the many GPs who are still handing out statins, like confectionary, to hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting patients, for no better reason than they are being paid extra to do just that.
The Great Cholesterol Con is, in fact, The Great Statin Scandal.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A. THORN on 30 July 2006
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I was familiar with a great deal of this material already as I had been researching the subject online and elsewhere for some time. However, I was inspired to buy this book by visiting the author's website, reading his very incisive and forthright views, which coincided with many of my own, and wanting to support such a worthwhile endeavour by putting down my hard-earned cash! This subject is going to signal one of THE seminal paradigm shifts away from the corporate greed and corruption that characterizes the pharmaceutical industry and "saturates" our modern medical institutions. What is refreshing about this book is that Anthony Colpo does not mince his words or shy away from any and all evidence whether it is supportive of his contention or not - and almost all of it is. This makes him a very honest and trustworthy researcher and commentator...one worth listening to! It is a pity the major publishing houses have not snapped up this opus...it should be required reading for everyone who is concerned with their health and well-being and about how easily some of us can be influenced by dishonest reporting and unscrupulous manipulators of the truth...Any doctors out there reading this?
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By P. Dobromylskyj on 12 Aug 2006
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This book is a major source of information for anyone interested in diet and health. If you have just come from your doctor with a prescription for a cholesterol lowering drug, this book might save your life. If you are already aware of the mythology of cholesterol lowering, you have here a work which will almost certainly allow you to pinpoint all of the key references (plus many more). Beyond debunking the current medical paradigm, Colpo goes on to point out the studies and the foods which really are likely to influence long term health. An essential reference.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By D&D TOP 50 REVIEWER on 7 Oct 2008
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A goldmine of information about the scandal of statins. However, it was a much harder slog than the other book with exactly the same name, by Dr Malcolm Kendrick. Both books offer basically the same information but the Kendrick book is also highly entertaining and therefore a pleasure to read - and a third of the price.
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