First let’s clear the air on good and bad cholesterol. There’s no such thing. Cholesterol is cholesterol. And its a vital substance for hormone production, the first step of creating vitamin D3 from sunlight, and it’s the cellular building substance for cell walls throughout the body and especially the brain and nervous system.
But there are two different densities of the lipoproteins that act as carriers for cholesterol to be deposited where needed: Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) and High Density Lipoproteins (HDL).
As far as arteriosclerosis (arterial hardening) goes, cholesterol is often a blamed innocent bystander drawn to help patch or repair arterial damage from inflammation. A growing number of medical scientists have pointed to sugar and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) as the true sources of arterial inflammation that brings lipoprotein cholesterol carriers to the inflamed arterial walls for emergency patching.
Nevertheless, the conventional medical “wisdom” that still prevails considers high cholesterol as a death sentence that’s executed with heart attacks. This is held in concrete by almost all of mainstream medicine, all of mainstream media, and even too many alternative health writers.
It just won’t go away, even as more and more medical literature and cardiologists are seeing it differently and debunking the cholesterol scam.
And this means dangerous statin drugs are still prescribed. Well, they do lower cholesterol don’t they? Yes they do. But what if cholesterol is proven as vital for health, especially among older folks. And what if more heart disease related deaths occur among people with low cholesterol then people with high cholesterol? In other words, people with high cholesterol live longer.
A sampling of cholesterol and statin studies from around the world
Beatrice Golomb, a scientist at the University of California in San Diego, has been sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to investigate the effects of statins on mental function in 1,000 patients. It is understood she has recorded a number of problems ranging from memory lapses to changes in personality.
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