Deception in Cholesterol Research Separating Truth From Profitable Fiction

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

08/14/2020

19 STUDENTS ENROLLED

For the past 60 years, there has been a concerted effort to demonize saturated fats and cholesterol in our food and blood.  Despite the well-established health benefits of diets rich in cholesterol and saturated fat, flawed, deceptive, and biased research has created the myth that a low-fat,  diet is ideal for good health.

This webinar will provide a historical perspective on how poorly conducted epidemiological research, U.S. government intervention, and misinformation conveyed by contemporary lifestyle researchers have contributed to the current state of confusion regarding dietary influences on health. In addition, Diamond will discuss how biased research has created the false appearance that high levels of serum cholesterol cause heart disease. He will describe how researchers have used deceptive statistics to give health-care providers and the public the false impression that statins produce a dramatic reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality. He will point out that the minuscule benefits of statins are offset by their well-documented adverse effects, such as promoting the development of Type 2 diabetes, cognitive impairments, cataracts, muscle pain and wasting, and increased incidence of cancer.


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