Fears patients will be scared off statins

The two-part Catalyst edition ‘Heart of the Matter’ (‘Dietary Villains’ and ‘Cholesterol Drug War’) screened last night and the previous Thursday.

Part 1 branded the role of saturated fat and cholesterol in heart disease as one of the biggest myths in medical history, while Part 2 asserted that the majority of patients taking statins do not benefit from them.

Associate Professor Leon Simons, a lipid expert at St Vincent’s Clinical School at UNSW, who was approached but refused to take part in the programs, said they were a disgraceful attempt to get television