The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Professor says the adverse effects of the cholesterol campaign on health, quality of life, the economy and medical research are inestimable

This post features a summary of a paper published in the Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal 2008 Aug;42(4):244-9 and a recipe for barbecued steak.

Study title and author:
Cholesterol does not cause coronary heart disease in contrast to stress.
Rosch PJ.
Department of Medicine and Psychiatry, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, USA.

This paper can be accessed at:
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PAUL ROSCH, MD, is a clinical professor of medicine and psychiatry at New York Medical College.

Professor Rosch reviewed the evidence on cholesterol and heart disease.

He found:
(a) The belief that coronary atherosclerosis is due to high cholesterol from increased saturated fat intake originated from experiments in herbivorous animals. It was reinforced by reports allegedly demonstrating this sequence of events in various populations but ignoring contradictory data.
(b) The idea has been perpetuated by powerful forces using similar tactics to preserve the profit and the reputations of those who promote this doctrine.
(c) Opponents find it difficult to publish their scientifically supported opinions.
(d) The advent of statins has further fuelled this fallacious lipid hypothesis, despite compelling evidence that their effect is not due to cholesterol lowering and that serious side effects have been suppressed and alleged benefits have been hyped.

Professor Rosch concludes that The adverse effects of the cholesterol campaign on health, quality of life, the economy and medical research are inestimable. It is imperative that public health officials, physicians and patients are apprised of proof that it is misguided, malicious and malignant.
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Recipe of the day

Barbecued Steak
New York Prime Meat USDA Prime 21 Days Aged Beef Rib Eye Steak Bone, 3/4-inch thick, 2-Count, 18-Ounce Packaged in Film & Freezer Paper
Food Mall: Rib Eye Steak
4 sirloin, rump, rib-eye or goose skirt steaks
For the spicy marinade:
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 fresh bay leaves, crushed
15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped thyme leaves
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
15ml/1tbsp olive oil

1.Mix the marinade ingredients together. Place the steaks in a shallow dish, spoon over the marinade mixture and coat on both sides. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.

2.Cook the steaks according to your preference on a prepared barbecue or preheated grill.