For the last half century, the medical establishment has vigorously promoted the notion that high cholesterol is a primary risk factor for coronary heart disease, and that a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol causes heart disease, despite the overwhelming body of evidence that suggests otherwise.
Most of us grew up being told that foods like red meat, eggs and bacon raise our cholesterol levels. This idea is so deeply ingrained in our cultural psyche that few people even question it. But is it really true?
This diet-heart hypothesis originated with studies in both animals and humans more than half a century ago. However, more recent (and higher quality) evidence doesn’t support it.
This eBook will review fifty years of research and present more recent (and higher quality) evidence demonstrating that:
- High cholesterol is not the primary cause of heart disease.
- Diets high in saturated fat and cholesterol don’t cause heart disease.
- Consumption of so-called “heart healthy” vegetable oils is linked to heart disease.
- Statin drugs don’t reduce the risk of death for most people.
- The Diet-Heart Myth eBook (pdf)