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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Skeptical of the New Cholesterol Guidelines

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I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the leading heart organizations in the U.S. have released updated treatment guidelines for cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins). The changes include discarding the specific numerical targets that have been used to monitor treatment for decades and recommending a statin for everyone with a 10-year risk of heart attack or stroke of 7.5% or higher, as determined by a new risk calculator. The new guidelines have received a lot of media… Read More

The Diet-Heart Myth: Statins Don’t Save Lives in People Without Heart Disease

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To read more about heart disease and cholesterol, check out the special report page. Cardiovascular disease is one of the most misdiagnosed and mistreated conditions in medicine. In the first article in this series, I explained the evidence suggesting that eating cholesterol and saturated fat does not increase the risk of heart disease. In the second article, I explained it’s not the amount of cholesterol in your blood that drives heart disease risk, but the number of LDL particles. In… Read More

Low cholesterol is associated with higher risk of death in women

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In this episode we discuss a study showing low cholesterol is associated with higher risk of death in women, and other topics.

Episode 3 – Blood Type diet, anemia, PCOS, statins & more

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The Blood Type Diet, anemia, ferritin & supplemental iron, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) & pregnancy, statins & CVD, vitamin A toxicity, side-effects when cutting carbs.

The hidden truth about statins

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Statins are the most popular drugs in history. Drug companies made $26 billion selling statins alone in 2008. 25 million Americans take them, and the number is growing each year. One reason why statins are the best-selling drug category by far is that 92% of people taking them are healthy. The FDA has approved the prescription of statins to people at low risk for heart disease and stroke, who don’t even have high cholesterol. Two… Read More

More on statin side effects

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Dr. John Briffa has written an article today about the significant side effects of statin drugs, and the considerable effort pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment spend trying to convince people that these drugs are safe.