American cardiologist Dwight Lundell ended his career as a thoracic surgeon after 25 years of practice, believing that the only way to fight heart disease was to promote healthy eating. The doctor had made a shocking statement that cholesterol and heart disease have no connection and that statins have no interest in preventing cardiovascular disease.
"We doctors and opinion-makers tend to believe that we have infused science and have trouble recognizing our wrongs. I'm doing you my mea culpa and admitted to being mistaken, after a career of 25 as a surgeon and after carrying out more than 5,000 open-heart operations, the time has come to re-establish the truth on the basis of evidence Scientists. I retire to devote myself fully to the prevention of heart disease, inflammation, statins and current methods of treating heart disease. "
It was with these words that the world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Dwight Lundell gave up medical practice, converting to prevention, explaining that he had discovered that a diet without processed products and without anti-inflammatory drugs Cholesterol, as part of a healthy lifestyle, would prevent heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and Alzheimer's. These comments were not unanimous among his colleagues.
The statement of the eminent cardiologist had, moreover, the effect of a pavement in the pool. Dr Lundnell has openly attacked pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of raising billions of euros through the sale of statins, which are prescribed for hypercholesterolemia and which are boasted for reducing blood cholesterol and preventing cardiovascular illnesses. According to Dr. Lundell, all this is a trick.
The cardiologist continues to say that cholesterol would enable pharmaceutical laboratories to find the most benefit by influencing science so that prescribing statins becomes a norm.
According to Dr. Lundell, reducing cholesterol levels would not reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. He substantiates his argument on the basis of the results of a study published in the American Heart Journal, analyzing 137,000 patients admitted to hospitals in the United States with a heart attack and found that nearly 75% had a Normal cholesterol levels. He believes that this treatment, which he considers ineffective, would in fact divert attention from the real problems and prevent the patients from making the right changes in life that could protect them from coronary heart disease.
Dr. Lundell is at war with anti-cholesterol treatments and contradicts accepted theory about the dangers of cholesterol and preaches that diet is one of the pillars of cardiovascular disease prevention. Nevertheless, he admits having during the exercise of his profession, prescribed medicines to lower the cholesterol and recommended to his patients to follow a diet low in fats. What he considers to have been a gross error on his part. Dr. Lundell explains that advocating cholesterol medications and a low-fat diet is no longer ethically defensible. This is because low-fat diets are rich in simple and complex carbohydrates that damage the walls of blood vessels causing chronic inflammation. This causes the cholesterol to bind to the walls of the arteries and, together with other elements, such as blood platelets and calcium, causes the formation of gradual deposits. These block the blood vessels, favoring the formation of clot that can cause embolism, infarction or stroke.
For Dr. Lundell's cronies, it was only necessary to control saturated fats and cholesterol by administering statins, which had deleterious and disabling effects, which he held to be silent in the medical profession.
Cardiovascular diseases are lifestyle-related illnesses, says Dr. Ludnell, who recommends action on three factors: cigarette smoking, exercise and diet. Clearly, you have to stop smoking and engage in proper physical activity while caring for your food. The Mediterranean diet, rich in cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, dried vegetables, olive oil, aromatic herbs, Has proven to be clinically effective in reducing the risk of heart attacks.