Friday, 26 November 2010

The Magic of Kendrick

As with the magic of Taubes, Dr Malcolm Kendrick also pens quite a 'show-stopping' passage when he wants to:
  • "I sometimes remark to those who think my ideas on heart disease are entirely batty, 'Why do you think that an egg yolk is full of cholesterol?'  Answer: because it takes one hell of a lot of cholesterol to build a healthy chicken.  It also takes a hell of a lot of cholesterol to build, and maintain, a healthy human being.  In fact, cholesterol is so important that all cells, apart from nerones, can manufacture cholesterol, and one of the key functions of the liver is to synthesize cholesterol.  We also have an entire transportation system dedicated to moving cholesterol around the body."
From 'The Great Cholesterol Con'.


Methuselah said...

Great book.

Asclepius said...

I have to say I am really enjoying it. His 'jokes' are bloody annoying though!