The Great Cholesterol Deception uncovers the myths and deception behind the taking of cholesterol medication, the statin drugs. These drugs are worth more than $1billion a year alone in Australia and are some of the best money makers of the drug companies. Unfortunately for the half a million people taking these drugs or about to take these drugs they just don't work. With more than 500 scientific references and loads of logic the book describes how cholesterol is not the public enemy it is made out to be, rather it is just an indicator of a problem, "the messenger". The book describes why cholesterol is one of the most important organic molecules in the body, essential for good health and why the statin drugs don't work and have serious side effects. Using dozens of references the chapter " statin statistics" shows how these drugs have, at absolute best, a mere one percent reduction in the risk of a heart attack and stroke but serious side effects of up to 25%. The book also describes how the drug companies influence the medical doctors, research, politics an even public advocacy groups like the heart foundation with their money.