Last updated on April 12th, 2017
Noted Scandinavian cholesterol skeptic and author Dr. Uffe Ravnskov has made his first book on the subject free online and as an e-book download.
Not only does Dr. Ravnskov make the entire book text available on his website, but he also provides a link to Smashwords where readers can download free copies as Kindle, epub, or pdf files. In this 2002 critique, the good doctor rigorously examines the logic and evidence supporting the cholesterol hypothesis of heart disease and finds holes galore. You’ll find more recent books covering similar ground, but you won’t find a better one — nor one at a better price!
Table of Contents
Foreword by Michael Gurr
Introduction. The Diet-Heart Idea – A Die-Hard Hypothesis
Myth 1. High-Fat Foods Cause Heart Disease
Myth 2. High Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease
Myth 3. High-fat Foods Raise Cholesterol
Myth 4. Cholesterol Blocks Arteries
Myth 5. Animal Studies Prove the Diet-Heart Idea
Myth 6. Lowering Your Cholesterol Will Lengthen Your Life
Myth 7. The statins – God´s Gift to Mankind
Myth 8. Polyunsaturated oils are Good for You
Myth 9. The Cholesterol Campaign is Based on Good Science
Myth 10. All Scientists Support the Diet-Heart Idea