Did you know that many countries around the world consume large amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol, yet also have an extremely low rate of heart disease? Or that people with high cholesterol are the ones who usually live the longest? These, and many other contradictions to the current view of heart disease are investigated in Statin Nation II.
The film is in three parts. Part 1 explains how health authorities around the world have continued to ignore the huge amount of data suggesting that saturated fat and cholesterol do not play a causal role in heart disease. Part 2 examines the current system of using risk factors for disease prevention - which of these risk factors are correct, and can a person be reduced to a short list of numbers? Part 3 moves beyond the system currently used and investigates the real causes of heart disease - proposing for the first time, an alternative model for thinking about the disease.