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A Statin Nation: Damaging Millions in a Brave New Post-Health World (Review 2022)

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, a general practitioner in Cheshire, England, is the author of three books. I’ve previously interviewed him about his book, "Doctoring Data: How to Sort Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense." 1   Here, we discuss another one of his books, "A Statin Nation: Damaging Millions in a Brave New Post-Health World." 2   which addresses the challenges with this conventional approach to heart disease prevention. This is his second book on the topic of cholesterol. In the first one, "The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It," published in 2007, he addressed the basis behind the cholesterol controversy. "A Statin Nation" is basically a follow-up to that book, as many things have changed over the past 10 years. For example, a number of new cholesterol-lowering agents have been brought to market that drive low-density lipoprotein (LDL) even lower than before. "A Statin Nation&

Can Green Bananas Somehow Prevent Overeating?

Green banana flour is wheat- and gluten-free, and promotes gut health. Dubbed the new Super Food, 1  it has become a new social media sensation. There also is growing evidence to suggest green banana flour may contribute to a healthy gut microbiome. The growing popularity on social media began in July 2021 when the prime minister of India endorsed green banana flour on his radio program. 2  Overall, bananas are a mixed bag of nutrition and carbohydrates. One medium banana 3  (approximately 118 grams) contains 105 calories, 1.29 grams of protein, 26.9 grams of carbohydrates and 14.4 grams of natural sugar with just 3.07 grams of fiber. The same banana is also a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, manganese and magnesium. Interestingly, while not commonly eaten in the Western World, banana peels are also packed with nutrients. 4  The peel is high in magnesium and potassium as well as vitamin B6 and B12. If you choose to eat the peel, be sure you wash it f


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