Sunday, July 02, 2006

Cholesterol and Saturated Fats - The Myths Exposed!

Below is a copy of an e-mailed newsletter from the now (mostly) extinct omnivore site.

For the first time in Australia - world famous cholesterol expert, Dr Uffe Ravnskov!
Dr. Uffe Ravnskov

Widely published research scientist, physician, founder of THINCS, and author of The Cholesterol Myths, Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, is coming to Australia and will be giving a public lecture on Saturday, August 5. This is a rare opportunity to hear this world authority speak about the misguided war on cholesterol!

Dr. Ravnskov will explain why there is no evidence to support the claim that high cholesterol or saturated fat causes heart disease.

Evidence will be presented to show that:

- Cholesterol is a molecule involved in many vital processes in the body and that interfering with its natural production can have serious unintended consequences;

- The indiscriminate, aggressive reduction of cholesterol levels is not beneficial and in fact poses numerous health risks - many of which are not fully appreciated by medical practitioners or the public;

- Not only is high cholesterol not a risk factor for heart disease in the elderly, but it is associated with longer and healthier life;

- Many traditional cultures eating high fat diets have been shown to exhibit outstanding health.

Also appearing:

Frank Cooper - author of Cholesterol and the French Paradox.

France is a nation of 62 million people who have been eating foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol for a long time, and yet they enjoy very low levels of heart disease. Frank Cooper will explain how the French eat much more saturated fat and cholesterol than Americans yet have 1/3 the deaths from heart attacks!

Dr. Ravnskov, Frank Cooper and some Australian members of THINCS will answer questions after the presentations.

When: Saturday 5th August 2pm
Where: Guthrie Theatre, UTS, 702 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney
Cost: $20
Bookings: Call 02 9557 6200 or email

Bookings are essential!

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