Tag: "The Cholesterol Truth"

Cholesterol Impacts Insurance Eligibility

| January 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

I had an email from a journalist friend of mine this week, which included a communication he’d had from a reader. Basically, the reader had been refused health insurance on the basis of his ‘raised’ cholesterol. It was suggested that he take statins to lower his cholesterol level and this would make him eligible for […]

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Conventional Wisdom Still Wrong About Heart Disease

| November 30, 2012 | Comments (1)

This proves to me that conventional wisdom still has it all wrong when it comes to the prevention of heart disease: I encounter a steady stream of people in real life who exhibit a certain set of characteristics: they are men who by all measures are regarded as healthy, apart from the fact that they […]

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Push To Drive Cholesterol To Ever Lower Levels Could Be Fatal

| October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

We’re warned repeatedly about the supposed hazards of ‘raised’ cholesterol levels, particularly when it comes to increasing the risk of heart disease. However, lower levels are also linked to serious health problems, specifically an increased risk of cancer, as well as ‘haemorrhagic stroke’ (strokes caused by bleeding in the brain). For this reason, best practice […]

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High Cholesterol Doesn’t Mean Your Health Is In Jeopardy

| September 27, 2012 | Comments (6)

Most doctors who check cholesterol levels will order a ‘lipid panel’ – a blood test which measures levels of total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), and triglycerides. Conventional wisdom tells us that, on the whole, cholesterol is a bad thing, particularly LDL-C. While HDL-C is generally regarded as a good thing […]

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Cholesterol And Cancer: Is There A Link

| September 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

I came across a study recently which suggests that cholesterol can be a cause of cancer. It concerns the action of a gene which transports cholesterol out of cells. If the gene is defective, cholesterol can build up in the cell, and this is believed to reduce the cell’s ability to counteract cancer development and […]

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Lowering Your Cholesterol Doesn’t Guarantee Good Health

| December 13, 2011 | Comments (2)

I get a steady stream of emails asking me about cholesterol reduction and which remedies are most effective here. The most recent enquiry concerned what is known as ‘red yeast rice.’ I emailed back saying I didn’t know very much about this agent or its effects on cholesterol. I explained that the impact red yeast […]

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Lipitor The Memory Thief

| December 22, 2010 | Comments (5)

Since we launched The Cholesterol Truth blog, we’ve heard from countless people who have shared their experiences following the use of statins. The distressing side effects so many have suffered only serve to strengthen the case against the use of these harmful drugs. Here’s one of our readers’ comments: ‘Modern day super-statins are exceedingly powerful.  […]

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The Link Between Statins and Mood Disorders

| December 15, 2010 | Comments (8)

According to a recent study, conducted by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and published by the American Chemical Society, continuous use of statin drugs may cause depression. The CCMB study discovered that statins might have a negative effect on serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter that carries messages […]

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