As a general rule you have to take what your doctor says with a grain of salt. This is especially true with regard to high cholesterol.
Case in point. Many doctors wrongly assume a correlation between saturated fat intake, cholesterol levels and heart disease (i.e. Cholesterol -Heart hypothesis).
Furthermore cholesterol is not what causes heart disease in the first place. In fact most heart attack victims have “normal” cholesterol levels?
In addition Statin drugs unnaturally lower cholesterol levels without addressing the underlying cause for what causes the elevation in the first place – inflammation! Inflammation is the root cause of heart disease.
Again research suggest cholesterol is not the problem – contrary to popular opinion. Cholesterol is one of the most important biochemicals in the human body.
Today doctors will automatically prescribe a Statin drug without any other component of metabolic syndrome or any kind of heart disease risk factor being present. In many cases Statins are pushed on patients with total cholesterol levels over 200 mg.
What doctors don’t seem to realize or comprehend is that when cholesterol levels fall below 200 mg/dl, your immune function is suppressed and there may be negative health effects associated with that.
When your cholesterol levls drops (below 200mg/dl) your risk of dying from cancer and infectious disease dramatically increases – doctors usually don’t tell patients that.
There are also a wide range of health problems that become more common as total cholesterol drops below 200 mg/dl.
For women, in particular the higher their cholesterol is, the longer their life. As such having low cholesterol is arguably more dangerous than high cholesterol.
Simply put there is a greater risk overall of death and heart attack or stroke if cholesterol is too low then if it is too high.
Lower cholesterol can also lead to anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
Today one in four Americans over the age of 45 are now taking a statin drug, despite the fact that there are over 900 studies proving their adverse effects, which run the gamut from muscle problems to diabetes and increased cancer risk.