This would be an article to pull out the next time your doctor says your cholesterol is too high and he or she wants to put you on drugs.
If the diagnosis of high cholesterol sounds like a death sentence to
your ears, you may be the victim of cholesterol propaganda. It's not
uncommon to believe that lower is better when it comes to cholesterol,
but new research shows otherwise. In fact, a recent study in Norway says
women with high cholesterol live longer and suffer from fewer heart
attacks and strokes than those with lower cholesterol.
Can High Cholesterol Save Your Life?
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
The researchers involved in the study admit this
contradicts commonly accepted beliefs about cholesterol. They say
current guideline information is misleading because the role of
cholesterol in heart disease is overestimated.
These results fly
in the face of what most of us have been told about cholesterol. Our
misconceptions about cholesterol may in fact be endangering countless
lives. For instance, millions of people are prescribed statin drugs to
lower their cholesterol levels, believing that this will save their
lives. Not only do statin drugs come with a plethora of dangerous side
effects, but now the very premise of their existence is also brought
Our focus on lowering cholesterol to prevent heart
disease and mortality is misplaced. It also fails to serve in the best
interest of our health and wellness. In fact, the dogmatic belief that
cholesterol must be lowered appears to best serve pharmaceutical
companies, which profit from cholesterol-lowering drugs.
results will be achieved when we develop a more well-rounded focus on
other risks for heart disease, which include stress, toxins, a sedentary
lifestyle and a poor diet. As an added bonus, these factors aren't
treated with dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, but with simple, healthful
lifestyle changes.Sources for this article include:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/...http://anthonycolpo.com/?p=2341http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/...
Elizabeth Walling - Natural News