Statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs with 6 million takers in the UK alone. Yet at least 30% report serious side effects and the largest US survey reported that 75% stop taking them within a year. So what is the evidence for their benefits? Do they really work? And are they necessary for us to fend off heart disease? In A Statin-Free Life, Dr Aseem Malhotra, leading expert and co-author of the bestselling The Pioppi Diet, examines the evidence for the use of statins and reveals the truth behind the misleading claims about the effects that lowering cholesterol, whether through statins or diet, has on heart disease. Instead, Dr Malhotra will show the vital role played by insulin levels, and introduce us to his targeted heart-health low-carb Mediterranean diet plan, which includes 80 recipes and advice on reducing stress and increasing movement, and is proven to reverse heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and lower blood pressure within 21 days. A Statin-Free Life is targeted at helping you understand the actual science behind your body and heart disease, giving you the tools you need to take control of your own health - all without the need for statins.