“Consultant cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra and Professor Dame Sue Bailey made the call in a manifesto for change. IN 2013, Dr. Malhotra wrote in the British Medical Journal that saturated fat was not responsible for heart disease, it was instead driven by sugar and starchy foods such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. It made international headlines. He also stated that our obsession with cholesterol has led to millions being overmedicated with statin drugs that cause unacceptable side-effects in at least one in five patients. A global campaign over 40 years to lower cholesterol has failed to curb heart disease. In fact, research published in 2016 revealed that in people over 60, cholesterol not only had no association with heart disease but protected against an early death, probably through its crucial role in the immune system. Heart disease remains the worst killer in the western world because we have ignored the most important risk factor, insulin resistance.”
Good to see more and more articles like this. My own father, after he nearly lost his ability to walk because of statins, and now after an episode of unstable angina, followed by a stent, is doing very well indeed just with cod liver oil and low carb diet. No doctor was able to answer his questions about whether his super-healthy low carb high fat diet, together with certain supplements could replace the medication he was prescribed following his stent, and so after the first year, he decided to come of all pills. He is doing very well.