A Brief Discussion of the High Cholesterol Myth and the Dangers of Statin Drugs!

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  • Harvard Professor Reveals the Truth about the Cholesterol Myth (1 of 5)  Published on Nov 23, 2012 
    On May 5, 1999, Dr. Walter Willett spoke at a seminar at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  Dr. Willett is chairman of the Department of Nutrition and Professor of Medicine at Harvard University, and his talk was entitled, “Diet and Heart Disease: Have we Misled the Nation?”  Willett is the principal author of all the cited studies from the Nurses Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

    In his NIH presentation, Willett pointed out that the Seven Countries data are not supportive of the “fat is bad for us” theory.  He also presented other data indicating that the glycemic index of foods has some association to heart disease – that is, the higher the…

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