The Cholesterol Delusion
That’s the title of a new book by cardiologist Ernest N. Curtis MD, reviewed in this week’s HND article.
The cholesterol skepticism movement is growing, and Curtis came to it quite naturally. As a cardiologist, he was seeing hundreds of patients with coronary artery disease who did not fit the accepted profile. This prompted him to look into the science supposedly supporting the cholesterol and diet/heart theory of coronary artery disease.
Like most people who actually examine the work—as opposed to simply accepting someone else’s interpretation of it—he concluded that:
The Cholesterol Theory and the Diet-Heart theory [of coronary heart disease] are scientifically bankrupt. Moreover, the continued presentation of these unproven theories as established fact in both the popular press and medical journals causes harm by diverting attention from the true causes and wasting billions of dollars on useless research.