This book is dedicated to Uffe Ravnskov, MD, Ph.D. for exposing the myth that fat and cholesterol cause coronary heart disease and that statins are safe and cardio-protective for everyone.
As will be seen, no studies support the notion that restricting fat reduces coronary morbidity or mortality. More importantly, government recommendations mandating low fat diets are likely the cause of the escalating epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Several chapters detail the significant adverse health effects of statins that have been ignored or suppressed in reports of drug company sponsored trials.
In addition, any benefits of statins are clearly unrelated to lowering LDL or cholesterol, but are due to their anti-inflammatory and especially anticoagulant activities. This clotting or "atherothrombotic" hypothesis appears to explain all of the factors known to cause or protect against coronary heart disease.
Other chapters by THINCS (The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics) members discuss the role of infections and sulfur deficiency and the numerous ways data are doctored to hype the benefits and minimize the dangers of statins.
All of these contributions expose the fallacies of the lipid hypothesis (the idea that there is a link between blood cholesterol levels and the occurrence of heart disease) which was called "the greatest scientific deception of this century, perhaps of any century" by the distinguished nutritionist George Mann, former Co-Director of the Framingham Study.
Chapter One: Preface: Why And How This Book Was Written â€¨Paul J. Rosch, MD
Chapter Two: On The Origin And Evolution Of THINCS:â€¨ An Interview with Uffe Ravnskovâ€¨ Paul J. Rosch, MD
Chapter Three: How Dietary Guidelines, Bad Science, Politics â€¨and Profit Have Contributed To The Current Epidemic of â€¨Obesity and Incidence of Heart Diseaseâ€¨ Zoë Harcombe, PhD
Chapter Four: The Culprit In Coronary Heart Disease Isâ€¨ Trans Fats, Not Cholesterol: But Why Did It Take Decadesâ€¨ To Ban Them? â€¨Fred A. Kummerow, PhD
Chapter Five: Industrial Control of Guidelines for Lipid Nutrition
Harumi Okuyama PhD, Peter H. Langsjoen, MD,â€¨Alena M. Langsjoen, MS, Naoki Ohara, PhD
Chapter Six: Why The Lipid Hypothesis Of Coronary Heartâ€¨Disease Is Fallacious And Dangerousâ€¨ Paul J. Rosch, MD, Uffe Ravnskov MD, PhD
Chapter Seven: Historical Perspective On The Use Of Deceptive Methods In The War On Cholesterolâ€¨ David M. Diamond, PhD, Uffe Ravnskov MD, PhD
Chapter Eight: People With High Cholesterol Live Longerâ€¨ Tomohito Hamazaki, MD, PhD
Chapter Nine: A Role for Sulfur Deficiency inâ€¨ Coronary Heart Disease â€¨Stephanie Seneff, PhD
Chapter Ten: Stress as Cause of Atherosclerosis: The Acidity Theoryâ€¨Carlos E. T. B. Monteiro
Chapter Eleven: The role of infections, lipoproteinsâ€¨ and hyperhomocysteinemia in the pathogenesisâ€¨ of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques.â€¨ Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, Kilmer S. McCully, MD
Chapter Twelve: Cardiovascular disease is primarily â€¨due to blood clottingâ€¨ Malcolm Kendrick, MD
Chapter Thirteen: Statins and Cancer: Cause or Cure?
Paul J. Rosch, MD, Luca Mascitelli, MD,â€¨Mark R. Goldstein, MD
Chapter Fourteen: Deciphering The Dilemma â€¨Of Perilous vs. Pleiotropic Effects Of Statinsâ€¨ Paul J. Rosch, MD
Chapter Fifteen: Critical Review Of Recent Drug Company Sponsored Trials About Statin Efficacy And Safetyâ€¨ Michel de Lorgeril, MD, Mikael Rabaeus, MD
Chapter Sixteen: Why Reported Statin Side Effectsâ€¨ Are Just the Tip of a Titanic Icebergâ€¨ Duane Graveline MD, MPH, Paul J. Rosch, MD
Chapter Seventeen: Systemic Evaluation of Statin Therapy Side Effects. Do The Accrued Adverse Effects Outweigh The Benefits?â€¨ Sherif Sultan, MCh, MD, PhD, Edel P. Kavanagh, PhD Niamh Hynes, MD