Skip to comments.High cholesterol in Women found to be the reverse of what they thought it was (less risky)
Posted on 10/26/2011 3:59:36 AM PDT by Scythian
Some studies indicate that the predictive properties of cholesterol might not be as straightforward as widely assumed. Our aim was to document the strength and validity of total cholesterol as a risk factor for mortality in a well-defined, general Norwegian population without known CVD at baseline. Methods We assessed the association of total serum cholesterol with total mortality, as well as mortality from CVD and ischaemic heart disease (IHD), using Cox proportional hazard models. The study population comprises 52 087 Norwegians, aged 20-74, who participated in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT 2, 1995-1997) and were followed-up on cause-specific mortality for 10 years (510 297 person-years in total).
Results Among women, cholesterol had an inverse association with all-cause mortality [hazard ratio (HR): 0.94; 95% confidence interval.
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology looked at 52,087 individuals between the ages of 20 and 74. After adjusting for factors like age, smoking and blood pressure, researchers found women with high cholesterol (more than 270 mg/dl) had a 28 percent lower mortality risk than women with low cholesterol (under 193 mg/dl). Risk for heart disease, cardiac arrest and stroke also declined as cholesterol levels rose.
Two words people : Magnesium and Pottasium, those are what your body has a deficiency of, not statins IMHO (and what the evidence shows) ...
Wow. After my doc telling me for two years to start, I just this week started on very low dose of statin. Female. sixties. confused.
When my father died of an aortic aneurysm we were told that it's possible his statin drug over-stripped his blood vessels.
The Alzheimer's theory makes sense. Cholesterol is necessary for brain health.
Also, higher, rather than lower, levels of cholesterol in people over 80 is beneficial, not harmful, probably because they have a greater need of it to maintain cellular membrane structure since cell turnover and repair is decreased in the elderly.
Statins rip CoQ10 out of your body, very important for the heart. I am not a doctor, but I cannot stress enough how important Magnesium and Potassium are to the human heart, they reduce blood pressure, suppress diabetes, relax the veins, just so much good there. As long as you don’t have any kidney issues work things with Mag and Pottasium into your diet. Remember, always work with your doctor.
~~Killing me softly with statins~~killing me softly~~with statins~~killing me softly~~
(I won’t touch the stuff)
I strongly recommend Gary Taubes’ incredible book, “Good Calories, Bad Calories,” which contains more actual scientific references than most papers in a medical journal. It is dense, no doubt. But he has said this for years. His newer book, “Why We Get Fat-—and What to Do About It,” is more accessible, but has far less meat (pardon the pun).
>I strongly recommend Gary Taubes incredible book, Good Calories, Bad Calories, which contains more actual scientific references than most papers in a medical journal.<
In addition to Gary’s book, another very enlightening book is William Davis, MD’s book “Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health”.
What about men, or do we just not care about evil white men?
What about men with higher cholesterol? It would seem as though what’s sauce for the goose would be sauce for the gander.
Me either. I wound up in emergency. It was hitting my kidneys really hard. I can't take any of the statins.
As an addendum, my mother couldn’t take them either, but for her, they messed up her liver.
I have always had good levels before....and I don't drink....so that's why she immediately had me drop the niacin..
I Googled this and it seems it happens quite often....certain supplements....even 'natural' types from health food stores, should be monitored.
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