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This is old news but still good news. 10 years ago my doctor said my cholesterol was 221 and he was putting me on a statin. I said, “No, you aren’t”, and he was not happy. I said, “Let’s see what it is next year.” I went home and told my wife, “Cholesterol is up, how about watching our diet so it goes down?” She said no problem. The next year the reading was 189. We keep it around that with no problem and still eat plenty of what we like.
Same story here, albeit 20 years ago. My doc was dumbfounded that I said no, but even back then I wasn’t willing to take a drug with known side effects for a condition that could be controlled with diet and exercise.
Uh oh, another blow to the credibility of the healthcare industry. I’m starting to think they make their drug decisions based on the commercials they see on TV. Well the commercial says it will lower your cholesterol and prevent a heart attack, well by golly that’s what we should do, pats self on the back, makes millions buying Big Pharma stock.
The more LDL-C is reduced on statin therapy, the greater will be subsequent risk reduction. Use of a maximally tolerated statin to lower LDL-C levels by ≥50% is practiced We always think in terms of risk reduction therapy by statins and I don’t know how authors have reached this conclusion in a systematic review with so much htereogenity of studies. We do not put every patient on statins a patient between 50-75 yrs of DM HTN moderate intensity statins has to be added.A person with No DM and HTN perhaps coronary artery calcium score would help us. Sensalization of some studies is absolutely preposterous and horrendous and not helping science at all Publishers should discourage articles that are being made to make some great news and abstain from fringe reporting.
Your cholesterol level has little to do with heart disease. I will continue to take my statin and monitor my LDL, exercise and try to eat correctly. You can do what you want. I would suggest that the real evidence isn’t in yet as we have conflicting studies.
Yep, pharmaceutical companies and FDA lie with fake studies and their drug pushers (doctors) push unsafe, ineffective drugs for rewards to unsuspecting patients to harm them or kill them. Statin drugs are garbage that harm people. The fake vaccines are the most murderous example of this organized crime.
Try reading a book and learning something, idiot.
Change 2 different statins. Omg joint pain unbearable. Gonna stop having . Absolutely terrible..
There are zero statistics in the article so it’s useless. For instance, offer a ratio of heart attacks and/or heart disease to LDL, HDL, and overall cholesterol levels that show the reader a correlation or something with math involved.
Ok to take red yeast rice instead?
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