High cholesterol bad, low cholesterol good: it’s been drilled into our heads for decades, yet heart disease, diabetes, and obesity continue to hurtle towards epidemic status. Perhaps it’s time to question the conclusions that got us here. Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., Ph.D., knows scientific and medical research can be easily misinterpreted – and that conflicting data might be ignored outright. He is the author of Ignore the Awkward!: How the Cholesterol Myths Are Kept Alive, an account of the devastating realities that plague research.
While peer review ideally ensures good scholarship and invites academic improvement, cholesterol research has been compromised by studies that exaggerate trivial findings, incorrectly cite conflicting studies, and scorn critics – to the detriment of the general public. Dr. Uffe Ravnskov’s previous books (Fat and Cholesterol Are Good For You! and The Cholesterol Myths) revisit cholesterol research in light of these issues. This groundbreaking segment presents a fantastic opportunity to get to the bottom of the relationship between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease, and to gain a deeper understanding of cholesterol’s role in the body. Join us with Dr. Uffe Ravnskov as we part the curtains of the cholesterol myth to regard this crucial building block of life with fresh eyes.