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Maryanne Demasi, an investigative journalist with a Ph.D. in rheumatology, shares highlights from her interview with Danish physician Uffe Ravnskov. Ravnskov, a famed cholesterol skeptic, has gained worldwide significance for his persistent fight against the demonization of cholesterol. Though he once believed additional research would “out the absurdity of a narrative that cast saturated fats and cholesterol as dietary villains,” he has since become an active crusader against misinformation and the corruption of science, publishing more than a hundred articles in well-known scientific journals in an effort to set the record straight on cholesterol.

Read MoreIn Conversation With Uffe Ravnskov
Editorials on cholesterol

“There seems to be a prevalent idea that cholesterol is a wholly undesirable substance. It should be pointed out that it is an essential constituent of all animal tissues and undoubtedly plays an important role in the normal function of all cells. To eliminate cholesterol from the diet means the elimination of animal foods from the diet — meats, milk, eggs, etc. These are the protective foods which nutritionists have clearly shown are essential for an adequate diet. … The proposition that low cholesterol diets be used as a preventive for the development of atherosclerosis would mean that animal foods be omitted from our diets. This is equivalent to the negation of practically all that nutrition science has taught us in the past. Such a course may well be disastrous.”

Read the editorialComments on Cholesterol: D. M. Hegsted, G. V. Mann, F. J. Stare, and Lewis J. Moorman in 1952

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October 31st, 2019 at 9:43 am
Commented on: In Conversation With Uffe Ravnskov

Great interview Maryanne. It would be wonderful if the major problems of the 4S trial were presented and summarized in a simple infographic, something very shareable, as long pieces on statins make the average reader's eyes glaze over unfortunately. If Uffe is interested in this I could have our designer work on that with him on it.

I'll share this interview in our Nutrita Community group on Facebook :)

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David Whiteside
October 15th, 2019 at 2:17 pm
Commented on: In Conversation With Uffe Ravnskov

Thanks again to Dr. Demasi for NOT giving up on the Statin Con, and making valuable resources available. Thanks also, of course, to Dr. Ravnskov for his stubborn persistence in promoting the real science here.

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Jaime Upegui
October 15th, 2019 at 12:17 am
Commented on: 191015

I have a question regarding the Open. I went scaled for WOD 20.1..... do I have to remain at the scaled version for the other 4 WODs or can I do RX for WOD 20.2 (if i think I can make it)


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Mike Row
October 15th, 2019 at 2:09 am

You may choose to mix Rx and scaled throughout. One choice does not “lock you in.”

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