Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

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Saturated Fat and Heart Disease Meta-Analyses: Were Scientists Wrong?

Was it Ancel Keys or the low carb advocates who fabricated data on saturated fat?In a previous review, Clearing up the Confusion Surrounding Saturated Fat, I examined several important flaws and omiss...

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Diet-Heart: The Role of Vegetarian Diets in the Hypothesis

A recent publication from the EPIC-Oxford cohort with 15,000 vegetarians and 30,000 non-vegetarians found that the vegetarians had a 32% lower risk of hospitalization or death from coronary heart dise...

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Traditional Diets in Asia Pacific and Implications for Health, and the History of Disease Prevention

I previously reviewed the health of a number of primitive populations, including evidence from numerous preserved Inuit mummies that predate western contact, demonstrating that without consuming a mor...

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Diet, Blood Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Risk of Stroke: Part II

In Part I I reviewed evidence showing that while randomized controlled trials found that lowering LDL cholesterol significantly reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke and all...

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Forks Over Knives and Healthy Longevity: A Missed Opportunity for the Cholesterol Skeptics

This is the first part of a series of posts that addresses the science regarding plant based diets and the documentary Forks Over Knives and the very serious inaccuracies and omissions that ...