Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Why Benecol et al are complete crap!

It is quite simple really:

Pregnant women should not take statins as the lowering of cholesterol has been found to be associated (I'm not prepared to say causes - unlike some reputable people I have integrity and understand the difference between causation and association) with birth defects in babies.

Egg yolks contain a lot of cholesterol and they grow into healthy chickens thus growing animals need cholesterol.

If Benecol et al actually did anything to reduce cholesterol in a meaningful way - they'd be prescription-only; not sold to anyone who wants to spread something on their bread that is a couple of molecules away from plastic!

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