ABC statins program to be pulled from website

The two-part Catalyst program caused outrage in October 2013 when it questioned the benefits of statins.

It also caused upset with a claim that the link between saturated fats, cholesterol and heart disease is a medical myth.

Doctors complained that lives were endangered because many people stopped taking their statins after the broadcast.

The ABC's independent Audience and Consumer Affairs Unit investigated several formal complaints.

It found the statins episode breached ABC standards on impartiality but cleared the cholesterol episode.

However, the ABC on Monday announced both episodes would be removed because they were interlocked.

The PM program would also add an "editor's note" to the transcript of a story it ran about the backlash to the programs, ABC managing director Mark Scott said in a