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Subject: Health: Medicine

Medical Studies Series

The world of medicine is constantly growing, finding ways of improving the health and lives of millions worldwide. This series offers a wide range of award-winning documentaries, from biographical studies of noteworthy medical people to research and development programs about important health, medicine and clinical Click for more

Cholesterol: Sex, Lies and Coronaries

Cholesterol: Sex, Lies and Coronaries

Kellogg's Award for Excellence -Nutrition Journalism
National Gold Winner -MBF Awards
Best Medical Documentary -Prix Leonardo Film Festival, Palma, Italy

"Recommended. Many people are under the impression that cholesterol is the prime, if not the only, culprit behind heart disease, and that one must avoid foods with high cholesterol content in order to avoid high blood cholesterol. However, as this program ably demonstrates, this is an oversimplification when it comes to assessing an individual's cholesterol levels and potential dietary changes. This program attempts to explain in laymen's terms the somewhat complicated individual interpretations needed from our current population-based understanding of cholesterol and heart disease. Their efforts are quite successful, using case studies, expert interviews and graphics to convey the confusing and seemingly contradictory nature of HDL and LDL cholesterol, antioxidants and free radicals and saturated fats in inducing or preventing heart disease. The production quality is excellent, and the program is rarely dull or tedious." -EMRO Review
Cholesterol, initially, was the hidden killer in western diets; then the campaign of fear of cholesterol shifted to a conspiracy by food manufacturers, health authorities and drug companies. The question asked by the medical community was, is cholesterol poison or paranoia? This award-winning documentary shows how evidence revealed that half of us have a protective response to high fat diets by manufacturing 'good' as well as 'bad' cholesterol. It now seems some very familiar substances may be just as important in fighting heart disease as is lowering our intake of saturated fats and cholesterol. Produced by ABC, International, Inc. 04/09DE CA 30 min.





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