• Cholesterol Con Exposed?

    | January 2, 2010 | Comments (2)

    THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL CON! The REAL truth you’re not being told about cholesterol … and why taking cholesterol-lowering statins does your health much more harm than good… Big Pharma has made every effort to ensure that statin drugs are prescribed to everyone. Are you next? Even if you are in good health, chances are you’ll [...]

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Evidence Turns Common Cholesterol Assumptions On Their Head

| August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cholesterol in the bloodstream is carried within protein-rich packages known as ‘lipoproteins’. These come in two main types, so-called ‘low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol’ (LDL-C) and ‘high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol’ (HDL-C). Conventional wisdom has it that LDL-C is responsible for dumping cholesterol on the inside of arteries, and is dubbed ‘bad cholesterol’ as a result. On the other hand, HDL-cholesterol [...]

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Time For Mainstream To Rethink Their Approach To Cholesterol Drugs

| August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Higher levels of so-called ‘good HDL-cholesterol’ is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular issues including heart disease and stroke. This finding has led to the widespread view that raising HDL cholesterol levels has benefits for health, particularly with regard to cardiovascular risk. There are three main classes of agents that are known to boost HDL [...]

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Study Results Challenges The Health Benefits Of Cholesterol Reduction

| July 31, 2014 | Comments (2)

The aorta is the major blood vessels that carries blood from the heart to other parts of the body (except the lungs). Sometimes, individuals can be born with a narrowing of this vessel – a condition known as ‘coarctation of the aorta’. This defect can be repaired surgically. Those who have surgery have been noted [...]

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Statins Could Affect The Benefits Of Regular Exercise

| July 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

Those keen to optimise their cardiovascular health and reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke may well, in addition to ‘eating right’, take steps to be physically fit. One way exercise (e.g. walking, jogging, cycling) increases our ‘fitness’ is by inducing the production of tiny ‘engines’ in the cells known as mitochondria (my-toe-con-dree-ah). Most [...]

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Statins: Pro-statin Doctors Go On The Offensive

| July 10, 2014 | Comments (3)

I reported recently that a group of doctors, some quite prominent, had expressed concerns about the mooted expansion of the prescription of cholesterol-lowering statins, in the UK. They wrote a letter, reported widely in the press, in which they detailed six major objections to the plan, including the mass-medicalization of millions of healthy individuals, the [...]

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ANSES Speaks Out Against Cholesterol-Lowering Foods

| July 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Supermarket shelves offer an ever-expanding range of cholesterol-lowering ‘functional foods’ (such as margarines and yoghurt drinks). These foods often contain ‘stanols’ or ‘sterols’: substances that have a similar chemical structure to cholesterol, and help inhibit its absorption from the digestive tract into the bloodstream. These substances do indeed have some capacity to reduce cholesterol levels, [...]

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