The Medical Myths of Heart Disease

CARDIOVASCULAR system -- Diseases -- Treatment
HEART -- Diseases -- Treatment
FOOD -- Cholesterol content
SATURATED fatty acids in human nutrition
ANTICHOLESTEREMIC agents
DISEASES -- Risk factors
MYOCARDIAL infarction
SENILE dementia

Abstract:The article discusses the medical myths that served as guide in attempts to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases and heart disease. Most health organizations and the public are sold to the idea to reduce high-cholesterol and saturated-fat intake, and to take cholesterol-lowering drugs. However, these medical myths have been shown to increase actually the risk of premature death, strokes, heart attacks, depression, suicide, senile dementia and congestive heart failure.

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