The Cholesterol Wars: The Skeptics vs the Preponderance of Evidence by Daniel Steinberg

The Cholesterol Wars: The Skeptics vs the Preponderance of Evidence

byDaniel Steinberg, Daniel Steinberg

Other | April 28, 2011

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Today, in the era of the statins (cholesterol lowering drugs), there is no longer any doubt about the value of lowering blood cholesterol levels. The Cholesterol Wars chronicles the controversy that swirled around the 'lipid hypothesis' of atherosclerosis for so many years. In fact, 'the lower the better' is the position of many clinicians. However, getting to this point has been a long uphill battle marked by heated debate and sometimes violent disagreement. The history of this controversy is told here for its own sake and because remembering it may help us avoid similar mistakes in the future.
  • Dr. Steinberg and his colleagues have published over 400 papers relating to lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis reflecting the prominence these authors have in the community
  • Chronicles the miraculous power of the statins to prevent heart attacks and save lives, of great interest to the many manufacturers of these drugs
  • Discusses new targets for intervention based on a better understanding of the molecular basis of atherosclerosis

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Title:The Cholesterol Wars: The Skeptics vs the Preponderance of EvidenceFormat:OtherDimensions:248 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 28, 2011Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080556191

ISBN - 13:9780080556192

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Table of Contents

Thoughts on the Nature of Medical Controversy in General and an Overview of the Cholesterol Controversy in Particular
Animal Models of Atherosclerosis
Early Evidence Linking Hypercholesterolemia to Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease
Lipoproteins and Metabolism
In Search of a Pathogenesis
Basic Science Foundations
Searching for Drugs that would Lower Blood Cholesterol Safely and Effectively
1984 Coronary Primary Prevention Trial
Statins
A Look at the Future