Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates the science behind the long established claims that saturated fat causes heart disease by raising cholesterol.
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We’ve been told that medications to lower cholesterol can save lives. And now over 40 million worldwide take drugs to lower their cholesterol.
But what if the majority of these patients won’t benefit from taking these pills?
And, what if drug companies are distorting the data to make cholesterol lowering medications seem more effective than they are?
In our second episode of Heart of the Matter, Dr Maryanne Demasi puts the billion dollar drug industry under the microscope, and asks who really benefits from taking cholesterol lowering medication?