Cholesterol and atherosclerosis deception

Worried about your cholesterol?  Ravnskov et al. say, don’t be.

They allege decades of misleading statistics and selective reviews to sustain the hypothesis that high cholesterol is the major cause of CVD.

9. Conclusion

The idea that high cholesterol levels in the blood are the main

cause of CVD is impossible because people with low levels

become just as atherosclerotic as people with high levels and

their risk of suffering from CVD is the same or higher. The

cholesterol hypothesis has been kept alive for decades by

reviewers who have used misleading statistics, excluded the

results from unsuccessful trials and ignored numerous contradictory


What difference would it make if your bloods had been analysed in a lab accredited to ISO 15189?

When someone conducts a critical review of the literature supporting ISO accreditation, will we see similar dishonesty to sustain the inspection cartel’s power?

Read the paper here:

Uffe Ravnskov, Michel de Lorgeril, David M Diamond, Rokuro Hama, Tomohito Hamazaki, Björn Hammarskjöld, Niamh Hynes, Malcolm Kendrick, Peter H Langsjoen, Luca Mascitelli, Kilmer S McCully, Harumi Okuyama, Paul J Rosch, Tore Schersten, Sherif Sultan & Ralf Sundberg (2018) LDL-C does not cause cardiovascular disease: a comprehensive review of the current literature, Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, 11:10, 959-970, DOI: 10.1080/17512433.2018.1519391.



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