Did you know?
. . . that cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals?
. . . that your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat?
. . . that this production increases when you eat only small amounts of cholesterol and decreases when you eat large amounts?
. . . that heart patients haven’t eaten more saturated fat than other people?
. . . that stroke patients have eaten less?
. . . that people with low cholesterol become just as atherosclerotic as people with high?
. . . that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for women?
. . . that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for people above age 65 although by far most heart attacks occur after that age?
. . . that the effect on cholesterol of the low-fat diet is trivial at most?
. . . that the only effective way to lower cholesterol is with drugs?
. . . that many of the cholesterol-lowering drugs are dangerous to your health and may shorten your life?
. . . that the new cholesterol-lowering drugs, called statins, do lower heart-disease mortality, but this is because of effects other than cholesterol lowering? Unfortunately, they also may destroy your muscles and your mind, make you impotent and produce cancer.
. . . that most of these facts have been presented in scientific journals and books for decades but that proponents of the diet-heart hypothesis never tell them to the public?
. . . that the cholesterol campaign creates immense prosperity for researchers, doctors, medical journals, drug producers and the food industry?