Skip to comments.Do Cholesterol Drugs Do Any Good?
Posted on 01/06/2011 6:16:40 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
Yes, Wright saw, the drugs can be life-saving in patients who already have suffered heart attacks, somewhat reducing the chances of a recurrence that could lead to an early death. But Wright had a surprise when he looked at the data for the majority of patients, like Winn, who don't have heart disease. He found no benefit in people over the age of 65, no matter how much their cholesterol declines, and no benefit in women of any age. He did see a small reduction in the number of heart attacks for middle-aged men taking statins in clinical trials. But even for these men, there was no overall reduction in total deaths or illnesses requiring hospitalizationdespite big reductions in "bad" cholesterol. "Most people are taking something with no chance of benefit and a risk of harm," says Wright. Based on the evidence, and the fact that Winn didn't actually have angina, Wright changed his mind about treating him with statinsand Winn, too, was persuaded. "Because there's no apparent benefit," he says, "I don't take them anymore."
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Some people’s bodies make lots of cholesterol. For them it’s a life saver. Most of us don’t need drugs, just proper diet and exercise.
What are our brains made of?
Well, they do make some people very wealthy. Can that be a good?
It just depends on the individual.
Welcome to FR
I wuz told mine was made of nothing...
What is the major mystery about it?
“Do Cholesterol Drugs Do Any Good?”
They do, but to corp profits. Nothing beats a healthy lifestyle
I was prescribed statins but then, after net research, rejected them before even taking one pill. I ate lots of oatmeal instead and brought down my cholesterol from 230’s to 180’s in about six months.
However, I am having a to fight off an urge to join the Quaker Church. Dang, there are side effects to everything.
Ding ding ding! We have a winner! Anybody know why “healthy cholesterol levels” have been set lower and lower over the past few years?
One will get much better results from daily doses of high potency Omega 3 oils (most often fish oil fatty acids) and Turmeric. These two supplements are cheap and they work... to reduce inflammation in the entire body - including the coronary arteries... which is as important or even more important that reducing cholesterol... There are some reported Cholesterol reducing effects too...
Available at most any drug store... Plus there are practically no side effects....
Only those with genetic hypelipidemia is it helpful. It hurts all always.
Have you read Anti-Cancer by Dr. David Servant-Schreiber?
Heart attacks are due to mostly to chronic inflammation of the blood vessels.
“However, I am having a to fight off an urge to join the Quaker Church. Dang, there are side effects to everything.”
Ha, ha, ha... Did you hair grow down to your shoulders and turn white, too?
LOL... so regular pharmaceuticals are useless, but untested and unproven snake oil is better. LOL.
“No side effects” is another way of saying “no effects”.
Thanks. I’ll round up the usual suspects.
Well, it didn’t grow down to my shoulders anyway.
I prefer my statins with a big glass of grapefruit juice.
Try these supplements for six months and your skeptical nature will subside... statins and other drugs don’t produce the results claimed without significant side effects...
If you think Omega 3 oils, Turmeric, Vitamins B, C, D and E are snake oil then you are just ignorant... nothing less - and nothing more... just ignorant...
I thank the Creator that you have not bought into this junk!
No I haven’t read Anti-Cancer by Dr. David Servant-Schreiber - but I will look it up and check it out...
Just cook at home, hon.
I’m sure you know what your comment means - but I don’t get it.
You say — “Just cook at home, hon.” — I do and have for many years...
Welcome to FR Vendome.
They’ve never worked for me. My cardiologist took me off Lipitor when I ended up in the emergency room doubled over in pain and found out my liver enzymes were out of whack due to the Lipitor. Now he doesn’t want me taking anything. Plus, whenever I took statins I got no benefit.
My wife is the same way. They simply do not work.
And don’t forget that the CDC reported no deaths from vitamins in 2008 and 2009. Last 150,000 died from Tylenol.
From what I have heard, there was a very spirited debate about whether cholesterol levels were a true indicator of heart health and whether a “high” cholesterol level could lead to heart disease. I suspect that drug companies were behind the push to declare cholesterol a “bad” thing.
And don’t forget that the CDC reported no deaths from vitamins in 2008 and 2009. Last year 150,000 died from Tylenol.
Just eat at home, enjoy, and ignore the advisement of the “experts.” I’m here 16 years longer than the “experts” predicted that I would be. Just keep doin’ what you’re doin’!
Don’t they sort of cancel each other out?
Or maybe you know about the interaction....
Oxidation of the fat cells is what triggers a heart attack and not cholesterol. That is why we take antioxidants. The reason why our bodies produce cholesterol is to protect our arteries. When we get older our arteries get soft and the cholesterol helps that.
Plenty of Homocysteine in our blood is the common denominatior of heart attacks and cancer. Homocysteine is the stuff that’s put in cows, chickens, etc.. to fatten them up. Vitamin B6 dissolves the Homocysteine in your blood.
Take plenty of the following if you don’t want a heartattack or cancer.
Vitamin E (multi Tocopherols)
Also take Fish Oil (Keep it in the Fridge)
Flaxseed Oil (Also stored in the Fridge in a Natural Cold Pressed non see through bottle)
Finally Alkaline your body with plenty of water and food vs. Acidic bodes help the bad stuff manifest in you vs. and Alkaline body. Most of the bad stuff cannot survive in an Alkaline environment.
For the record I have not been sick in over 4 years. Not even so much as a common cold. My annual allergies are long gone too. I’m not even allergic to cats anymore. Although I still like dogs better.
Keep in mind I still eat crap. I just try to do everything in moderation. Hope this helps you out.
Forgot the /s. Sorry...
And some people's bodies make NONE. Remember, there's two types of Cholesterol, HDL and LDL. One is good, the other is bad.
In my case, my bad cholesterol wasn't bad, but my good cholesterol was non-existant. Lipitor fixed that.
Right. I’m glad you found a remedy.
Taking Tylenol too often and especially after consuming alcohol for a consistent period of time will be harmful to your health. One’s kidneys do not react well to a steady diet of Tylenol - especially after alcohol intake...
Inflammation even at the cellular level is the most common event in the beginning of disease - from cancer to heard disease... Reduce inflammation and one can reduce life threatening problems...
Yah, OK. I figured as much.
Does your Doctor have a bone through his nose? Do you go in for palm readings and tea leaves too? Or is hippy medicine where you draw the line?
Really... I’m just kidding. Don’t get angry. :-)
Google “Magnesium and Cholesterol” and you’ll see that Magnesium is MORE EFFECTIVE than statins without the side effects, plus the other benefits are tremendous. People with kidney disease however need to be careful.
MAGNESIUM IS THE KEY FOLKS:
How do you alkaline your body?
Dunno, but my cholesterol was in the normal range and the doc said we can get it lower with new drugs.
I said hell no! why do I want to take drugs to get outside of the normal range just because you can go to the low side of normal?
Ramius - you are just an ignorant slut - as use to be said on SNL a long time ago...
Get educated Ramius - read and research ... beyond your bias - otherwise you are just an ignorant smarta$$..
It is easy to pop off and try to dispel what you don’t agree with ... but it is much more work to GET EDUCATED Ramius ... but getting educated takes time and effort - something I don’t think your are willing or used to doing...
Ignorance is bliss Ramius... remain ignorant if you wish...