...he is not a lone voice in the wilderness and he deserves to be taken seriously. -- Michael Gurr, PhD--Renowned Lipid Chemist
Dr. Ravnskov has done a magnificent service. . . must reading for all interested persons, nutritionists and physicians. -- Ray H. Rosenman, MD--Former Director of Cardiovascular Research, SRI
Dr. Ravnskov's measured and clear-eyed analysis actually serves as a sledgehammer that breaks down barriers to healthy, sensible eating. -- Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions
Dr. Ravnskov has published almost 40 critical papers and letters about the alleged association between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. For his contributions in this field he received the Irish Skrabanek Award in 1999. His website (home2.swipnet.se/~w-25775), posted in 1997, has generated intense interest and has contributed to the emergence of skepticism about the diet-heart theory, now perculating through the medical community.
Reason for rating
Exceptional writing from well informed Dr. who has more than enough knowledge on the subject.
Highly recommended read
This book explains in very easy to understand language that common myths about fat and cholesterol include that:
- High fat foods cause heart disease. Read more
The Dr. makes a great analysis of the lipid hypothesis, breaking down the "evidence" from the studies upon which it is based so you can judge for yourself. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2004
Dr. Ravnskov is a renal (kidney)specialist, they are sharp as tacks, I know, I go to a kidney specialist. As a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Dr. Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Mark Moulliet
I have read about this book "The Cholesterol Myths" on the Internet, and was VERY impressed of what I read, and am ordering it as soon as I'm finish typing my comment . Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by BG
Then read this book! It answers a lot of questions -- Exactly what is high cholesterol? Science doesn't know. Read morePublished on April 12 2004 by D. E. W. Turner
Every year millions of Americans are badgered by their physicians into taking a class of cholesterol lowering drugs called "statins". Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2003 by Gerald M. Vrooman
Ever wonder why dietary recommendations keep changing from week to week? Are you tired of strange jargon-filled criticisms of your diet. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2002 by R. Apte