Rochester, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2014
Saturated fat in diet or blood does not cause heart disease. This is the shocking conclusion of a new study that analyzed 72 empirical studies involving more than 600,000 participants from 18 countries. (1). It is no wonder that the medical community and the pharmaceutical industry are shocked. For over 50 years the accepted dogma was that cholesterol kills.
The CBCD is not surprised that many medical and nutritional professionals reject the study and continue to hold on to the old views. For example, Professor Bruce Griffin said “To suggest that the theory relating saturated fat to increased total cholesterol is flawed, is nonsense, and contradicts 50 years of evidence-based medicine.” (See Telegraph.co.uk, from March 18. 2014) (2).
But, if cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, what is?
More than one study has linked viruses to heart disease. In fact, both the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the varicella zoster virus (VZV) have been linked to cardiovascular disease. For instance, “Women infected with the human papillomavirus, or HPV, are two to three times as likely as uninfected women to have had a heart attack or stroke, according to a report published on Monday in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology.” (See the New York Times, from October 24, 2011) (3).
Another study found that VZV “is an independent risk factor for vascular disease.” (See the journal Neurology, from January 21, 2014) (4).
The Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), which is more common than HPV or VZV, is also linked to heart disease. “Looking at blood samples from 299 heart patients, researchers at Ohio State University found that those who had suffered a heart attack were the most likely to have inflammatory proteins circulating in their blood compared to patients with less acute symptoms. And having more of one of these proteins in the blood was linked to the presence of antibodies that signal a latent Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation.” (See News-Medical.net, from January 23, 2013) (5). “Identifying a solid link between a reactivated virus and heart disease is important because of the prevalence of EBV, a human herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis and several different types of tumors. An estimated 95 percent of Americans have been infected with the virus by adulthood (5).”
CMV is another common virus, which is linked to heart problems. “Cytomegalovirus was found to be the most common specific finding in immunocompetent patients (people with healthy immune systems) with fatal myocarditis.” (See Clinical Infectious Diseases, from March 1, 2005) (6).
“The findings of the Annals of Medicine, which showed no association between saturated fat and heart disease is no surprise to those who read Dr. Hanan Polansky’s book entitled ‘Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease.’” - Greg Bennett, CBCD
According to Dr. Polansky, the cause of heart disease, and other major diseases, is a latent infection with common viruses, including HPV, VZV, EBV, and CMV.
Moreover, this theory also explains why the HPV study reports that “about 20 percent of patients with heart disease lack obvious risk factors (such as levels of saturated fat in the bloodstream) (3).”
How do latent viruses cause heart disease? According to Dr. Hanan Polansky’s theory, these viruses are genetic parasites. In high concentrations, they microcompete with the human genes, “starve” these genes, and force them to behave as if they’ve been mutated, that is, to behave as if they are broken.
The Theory of Microcompetition is far-reaching. It applies to many viruses, many genes, and many diseases.
The CBCD encourages doctors and other healthcare professionals to read Dr. Polansky’s book, which predicted that viruses would be the cause of most major diseases, including heart disease, more than ten years ago. “The concept of Microcompetition (or Starved Gene) will change our approach in the study of chronic diseases and will furthermore give scientists a higher level of understanding in biology.” - Dr. Marc Pouliot, PhD (See more reviews of Dr. Polansky’s book at: http://www.cbcd.net/reviews.htm )
For a free copy of Dr. Polansky’s book, and to learn more about the Theory of Microcompetition, visit http://www.cbcd.net and click on free download.
(1) Association of Dietary, Circulating, and Supplement Fatty Acids With Coronary Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Published on March 18, 2014.
(2) The Telegraph - No link found between saturated fat and heart disease. Published on March 18, 2014.
(3) The New York Times - Troubles With Heart Are Linked to HPV. Published on October 24, 2011.
(4) Herpes zoster as a risk factor for stroke and TIA: a retrospective cohort study in the UK. Published on January 21, 2014.
(5) News Medical - EBV reactivation can increase risk of heart disease.
Published on January 23, 2013
(6) Cytomegalovirus infection of the heart is common in patients with fatal myocarditis. Published on March 1, 2005.
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