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5.0 out of 5 stars a simple answer to what causes heart disease, 29 Jan. 2007
This review is from: The Great Cholesterol Con ~ The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It (Paperback)
Having read many of the previous books on cholesterol myths of various kinds, I still had a few niggling doubts about whether or not LDL in the blood and the supposed connection with cholesterol and saturated fats from food were a risk factor for heart disease. I had also wanted a simple logical answer to the wildly different heart disease rates between different countries whose citizens had the same blood cholesterol results but vastly different heart disease rates.

Well, Malcolm Kendrick, with humour ( I actually did get some good quality laughs out of this, more so than recent Terry Prachett novels) and skill, Kendrick demolishes the cholesterol theory tearing apart various multi million pound studies and finding very disturbing data hidden within. He gives a refreshingly new view on the epidemiological data and then even manages to pull everything together in true Ockham's Razor fashion showing that the simplest way to explain heart disease is to remove cholesterol and saturated fats in foods out of the equation, do away with the worries over LDL cholesterol in the blood and offer a clear, logical and simple answer as to what lies at the root of heart disease. The book does obviously begin covering ground that previous books have covered, but in a refreshing and interesting way to keep the reader riveted to the page, then he moves into newer territory than similar books making this an essential read for anyone wanting a more sensible view on what causes heart disease.
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