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Old 06-02-2013, 05:41 AM   #5
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Just to add, here's a link to 'The National Council Against Health Fraud' website (appears to be a sort of offshoot of Quackwatch, and therefore firmly in the enemy camp as far as high-fat enthusiasts go).

Consumer Health Digest, September 22, 2011

Quote:
De-licensed surgeon peddling questionable theories. Dwight C. Lundell, M.D., who lost his Arizona medical license in 2008, has been promoting books that clash with scientific knowledge of health disease and prevention. His central premise is coronary heart disease is caused by inflammation and that lowering cholesterol levels will not lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes. Instead, he advocates a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, low-dose aspirin, and fish oil and conjugated linoleic acid supplements for everyone. Lundell's offerings are promoted with the statement that he has performed more than 5,000 operations during 25 years of cardiothoracic surgical practice. But they fail to mention that between 2000 and 2008, he was subjected to five regulatory actions by the Arizona Medical Board and in 2004 he was also convicted of wilful failure to file federal income tax returns for the years 1992 though 1996.

From 2007 through May 2010, Lundell was listed as an advisor to NourishLife, a company that markets vitamins, fish oil supplements, and conjugated linoleic acid supplements as "pharmaceutical grade" products claimed to help children with speech problems. The Truth About Heart Disease Web site, which promotes his book, The Great Cholesterol Lie, invites people to become "members" by paying $47, $77, or $245 per month for access to additional information. The highest membership category is said to include access to private consultations with Lundell, but the site is not currently taking new members. Quackwatch has additional information about Lundell's background and activities.
Again, none of this in itself discredits his arguments, but it's always good to know the background of people offering health advice, and any potential conflicts of interest.
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