I first came across Frank whilst reading Anthony Colpo's book, 'The Great Cholesterol Con', and is the author of a book called 'Cholesterol and the French Paradox'. Below is a link to a review of the book and more info. on Frank.
Frank, among many, is not a fan of the cholesterol hypothesis and it's conventional treatment, but why would that be of interest to the good folk who regularly read these posts? Well, he has familial hypercholesterolemia first diagnosed aged 29.
He is now 60, in excellent health and does not take any medication.
I was interested to hear that Frank has FH, but I just wonder how many others with the condition have had early heart attacks. I have found it hard to find accurate figures about the exact morbidity and mortality of FH, other than the usual. For every Frank there may be 10 Joes who are not so fortunate.
If the majority of FH in the UK is undiagnosed then we should be seeing large numbers of people with heart disease due to FH and certainly some contributors to this site are testimony to that, but how many I don't know.
I was diagnosed with FH at the ageof 28 when my cholesterol was found to be between 10-12 mmol/l. I am now 66. Both my parents died at 64 yrs. from cardiovascular diseases in 1969, long before most people (including myself) had even heard the word 'cholesterol'. At PM my mother was found to have had coronary occlusion due to coronary atherosclerosis & my father a ruptured large aortic aneurysm. Of course, as things are now they would have been screened, received appropriate therapy & I am sure would not have died at the age they did. I have taken cholesterol-lowering therapy since 1973, starting with Atromid-S, Questran, Zocor & currently Crestor 40 mg. + Ezetrol 10mg. daily. My cholesterol currently runs at between 4 & 5 mmol/l. I, therefore, take an interest in anything to do with cholesterol and my attention was aroused when I heard Frank Cooper state on his video that there are lots of people with high cholesterol who have clean arteries. I would like to know what proof he has of this because if there is some way of finding out I should like to be screened.