There is an International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics ( — a group of scientists, physicians, other academicians and science writers from various countries — who offer this food for thought.
"For decades, enormous human and financial resources have been wasted on the cholesterol campaign," the Network notes, "more promising research areas have been neglected, producers and manufacturers of animal food all over the world have suffered economically, and millions of healthy people have been frightened and badgered into eating a tedious and flavorless diet or into taking potentially dangerous drugs for the rest of their lives," The Network also challenges the use of statins, popular cholesterol lowering medications which include such drugs as: atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), and rosuvastatin (Crestor).