Working in the emergency room I used to wonder why all of the 70, 80, and 90 year olds were on cholesterol medication. I did not think it would make a bit of difference from the point I saw them until the day they died. I therefore began to look deeply into the concept of cholesterol being bad and contributing to stroke or heart attack if in too high a concentration. What I found out was that the whole practice was based on a lie. I have read many books and studied the writings of many doctors. My conclusion, "forget about it" as the wise guys say. Most knowledgeable physicians would be upset if their levels were below 300 for total cholesterol.
In fact I have no patient that is on a statin drug, and anyone in my practice has the cholesterol lowering medication promptly stopped. One MUST know that 50 million healthy Americans are taking statin drugs such as Lipitor or Crestor are Irreparably damaging themselves. Checkout www.spacedoc.net for further verification.
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