October 24, 2013 Leave a comment
British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra writes in a stinging “Observations” column in the British Medical Journal):
Virtually all the truths about preventing heart attacks that physicians and patients have held dear for more than a generation are wrong and need to be abandoned, Malhotra writes. He musters a passel of recent research that suggests that the “obsession” with lowering a patients’ total cholesterol with statins, and a public health message that has made all sources of saturated fat verboten to the health-conscious, have failed to reduce heart disease.
What is one to believe nowadays? What I take away from this is to take medical advice with a small dose of skepticism.