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sollyb
02-17-12, 12:15 PM
Book Description

Publication Date: April 2001 | ISBN-10: 0941599566 |
ISBN-13: 978-0941599566

Did you know that... *The angiogram used for recommending procedures on the
heart is highly inaccurate and not necessary. *There is no evidence that
coronary bypass surgery or balloon angioplasties extend life, yet over 600,000
of these procedures are being done each year. *Blood cholesterol levels are
ineffective in determining heart attack risk and much more accurate measurements
exist but are seldom used. *Cholesterol-lowering drugs do not extend life, but
may actually increase the overall death rate. *The primary focus in the medical
industry is to make a profit and, therefore, much of the advice and treatment we
receive is not in our best interest. *Obstructions in coronary arteries can open
up with diet and lifestyle changes alone, but because of financial incentives
doctors prefer sending patients into surgery. *Conventional treatment for heart
disease often does not work but safe, inexpensive methods are available that do
work. For most people angiograms, coronary bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty,
and cholesterol-lowering drugs are not effective and are completely unnecessary.
The most popular medical procedures are the most profitable for the health care
industry but are often the least effective. Hundreds of thousands of people each
year are deceived in undergoing expensive medical treatments that do no good and
may even do a great deal of harm. Highly effective procedures that are low-risk
and inexpensive are ignored or even ridiculed. Recommending expensive, high-risk
procedures over the cheaper, more effective ones amounts to nothing more than
fraud.


http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Frauds-Uncovering-Biggest-History/dp/0941599566

Islander
02-17-12, 12:23 PM
Sounds like a good read. Regular members of this site probably already know this...but I'd wager the general public does not.