The Great Cholesterol Con

  • by Malcolm Kendrick
  • Narrated by Simon Whistler
  • 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Statins are the so-called wonder drugs widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels and claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Believed to be completely safe and capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions, they are the most profitable drug in the history of medicine. In this ground-breaking work, GP Malcolm Kendrick exposes the truth behind the hype, revealing: high cholesterol levels don't cause heart disease; a high-fat diet - saturated or otherwise - does not affect blood cholesterol levels; and, the protection provided by statins is so small as to be not worth bothering about for most men and all women.
Statins have many more side affects than has been admitted and their advocates should be treated with scepticism due to their links with the drugs' manufacturers. Kendrick lambastes a powerful pharmaceutical industry and unquestioning medical profession, who, he claims, perpetuate the madcap concepts of 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol and cholesterol levels to convince millions of people to spend billions of pounds on statins, thus creating an atmosphere of stress and anxiety - the real cause of fatal heart disease. With clarity and wit, "The Great Cholesterol Con" debunks our assumptions on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and diet. It is the invaluable guide for anyone who thought there was a miracle cure for heart disease, an appeal to common sense and a controversial and fascinating breakthrough that will set dynamite under the whole area.


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Author adept at making biochemistry understandable & amusing.

Rather a difficult feat, to explain succinctly the biochemical pathways in the body. Dr K managed it with aplomb. His book was laced with humour that somehow fitted in well with the brevity of the messages he was trying (& succeeding) to get across. By asking pertinent questions he illustrated answers that can only leave one sceptical about Main stream medicines authenticity in "1st do no harm". Narration somewhat weird. A cross between sounding like a computer generated voice & a public schoolboy accent. Simon also mis pronounced rather a lot of words; but on the whole a smooth delivery.
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- Amazon Customer


I can't believe how twisted the medical industry is in regards to cholesterol and heart disease. This is a must read if you have been told you have high cholesterol and told to take statins and if you want to know more about CHD.
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- James Jackson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2013
  • Publisher: Prospero Media