Saturday, February 17, 2018


The Truth About Cholesterol, Statin Drugs, and Cancer
By Ty Bollinger
The Truth About Cancer web site

Article Summary

· There are many Myths about the dangers of cholesterol and the need for statin drugs to control cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease and stroke. As a result, around 25 million Americans are taking statin drugs to lower their cholesterol.
· What you are almost never told is that cholesterol supports many extremely important functions in the maintenance of good health.
· Many studies show that patients who lower their cholesterol levels by taking statin drugs increase their risk of developing other chronic health conditions such as cancer. In fact, the risk of the drugs outweighs the risks presented by having high cholesterol.
· A paper published in the British Medical Journal’s The Lancet in 2002 demonstrated further the increased cancer risk associated with Pravachol (pravastatin). Pravachol is one of the leading statin drugs that the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology are now urging healthy men and women to take for “prevention” purposes.
· Cholesterol is both fuel for your brain and one of the primary building blocks for healthy hormone production. Cholesterol is only problematic when your body is forced to use it to repair cellular damage caused by chronic inflammation.
· Coronary heart disease is a product of poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. It is not necessarily cholesterol that is the problem. Heavily-processed carbohydrates, refined sugar, and other chemical-ridden foods cause arterial damage which the body calls on cholesterol to fix.
· It’s important to find a doctor who knows what to look for when conducting a cholesterol test, and who can advise about lifestyle and dietary changes that don’t involve taking statin drugs or otherwise altering cholesterol levels in an unnatural way.

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