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Statins

Find out how statins impact your heart health in these research-backed articles.

High Cholesterol? CVD Risk? It Might Be Your Thyroid
Do you have high cholesterol? Are you concerned about your heart health? Get your thyroid tested. Thyroid hormones play a major role in lipid metabolism and are one of the major causes of high cholesterol.
RHR: How Your Lipoprotein(a) Level Affects Your Risk of Heart Disease
The production of Lp(a) is controlled by a specific gene. So if you have a mutated version of that gene, then it can lead to higher Lp(a) levels. There are other genetic relationships, but Lp(a)...
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What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Statin Drug Trials
Media reports about statin drugs dramatically overstate their effectiveness, while understating their risk. Dr. Malcolm Kendrick released an article about how deceptive and misleading media reporting on statin drug trials can be.
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Skeptical of the New Cholesterol Guidelines
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...
The Diet-Heart Myth: Statins Don’t Save Lives in People without Heart Disease
In this article, I will debunk the myth that statin drugs save lives in healthy people without heart disease and discuss some of the little known side effects and risks associated with these drugs.
RHR: Chris Masterjohn on Cholesterol and Heart Disease (Part 3)
In this episode we conclude the excellent 3-part series on cholesterol and heart disease with Chris Masterjohn.
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