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?