With the 2013 US and UK guidelines on the prevention of cardiovascular disease, tens of millions of healthy people over the world will find themselves prescribed with statins.
However, not one of these patients will see their health improved or their lives saved by statins, and a large number of them will fall victim to their serious side effects that are often irreversible, such as diabetes, eye and neurological disorders, even cancers.
This is what Dr Michel de Lorgeril brilliantly demonstrates with this new book. He speaks out against this collective regulatory insanity, based on biased, truncated and often falsified studies.
- The theory that cholesterol ‘blocks arteries’, that it causes heart attacks and strokes is an illusion that does not stand up to any physiological, experimental, epidemiological or clinical argument.
- Contrary to current dogma, statins do not reduce mortality, and this book provides irrefutable proof of this.
- These drugs, which can lead to diabetes and cancers, can also cause severe muscle damage, cognitive impairment and sexual dysfunction.
By far the most serious side effect, says Michel de Lorgeril, is that these prescriptions convey a false sense of security and prevent the population from adopting healthier lifestyle measures. Measures whose efficacy in the prevention of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease has been proven - and which are presented in this book.
Michel de Lorgeril, M.D., is a cardiologist, nutritionist and researcher at France’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is a member of the European Society of Cardiology, internationally renowned for his research into the Mediterranean diet, omega-3 fatty acids and polyphenols.