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Neues Online-Buch: The Cholesterol Wars – The Skeptics vs. the Preponderance of Evidence

The Cholesterol Wars – The Skeptics vs. the Preponderance of Evidence
Author(s): Daniel Steinberg, M.D., Ph.D.,
Elsevier 2007, 227 Seiten.
ISBN: 978-0-12-373979-7

The Cholesterol Wars ist eines der gut 1.000 Onlinebücher des Verlags Elsevier, welche die Zweigbibliothek Ende 2008 kaufen konnte. In den folgenden Wochen und Monaten wird die ZB Med einige der Bücher und Buchserien exemplarisch vorstellen.

„Today, in the era of the statins (cholesterol lowering drugs), there is no longer any doubt about the value of lowering blood cholesterol levels. The Cholesterol Wars chronicles the controversy that swirled around the ‚lipid hypothesis‘ of atherosclerosis for so many years. In fact, ‚the lower the better‘ is the position of many clinicians. However, getting to this point has been a long uphill battle marked by heated debate and sometimes violent disagreement. The history of this controversy is told here for its own sake and because remembering it may help us avoid similar mistakes in the future.“