Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

What Doctors Don't Tell You

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!
August 2019 (Vol. 4 Issue 6)

Cholesterol theory busted 50 years ago—but the data was never published
About the author: 
Bryan Hubbard

Cholesterol theory busted 50 years ago—but the data was never published image

The cholesterol theory was busted open 50 years ago—but the study was never published in full. Using unpublished data that had gathered dust since 1973, a new team of researchers has discovered that those who lower their cholesterol levels the most also increase their risk of heart disease.

The Minnesota Coronary Experiment study refuted much of the advice on heart health that we’ve been told since the 1960s, and especially about switching from butter to a ‘healthier’ vegetable oil. Overall, there were twice as many deaths among the group that switched from butter to corn oil, the study discovered from data that was never published.

The data gathered dust on shelves, until a team of researchers—helped by the son of one of the original researchers—took a fresh look at the work. The new research team, from the University of North Carolina Health Care centre, completed the work of researchers from the University of Minnesota.

The study, which took place between 1968 and 1973, involved 9,423 participants. Part of the study—which excluded much of the controversial findings—was finally published in 1989.

The same North Carolina team also recovered unpublished data from the Sydney Diet Heart Study several years ago to discover that there were more cases of heart disease and death among those who switched from butter to safflower oil, which contains linoleic acid.


References

(Source: British Medical Journal, 2016; i1246, doi: 10.1136/bmj.i1246)

You may also be interested in...

Support WDDTY

Help support us to hold the drugs companies, governments and the medical establishment accountable for what they do.

Advertisements

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions..

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

© 2010 - 2019 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved