High cholesterol 'does not cause heart disease' new research finds, so treating with statins a 'waste of time'
“What we found in our detailed systematic review was that older people with high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, the so-called “bad” cholesterol, lived longer and had less heart disease.
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Vascular and endovascular surgery expert Professor Sherif Sultan from the University of Ireland, who also worked on the study, said cholesterol is one of the “most vital” molecules in the body and prevents infection, cancer, muscle pain and other conditions in elderly people.
“Lowering cholesterol with medications for primary cardiovascular prevention in those aged over 60 is a total waste of time and resources, whereas altering your lifestyle is the single most important way to achieve a good quality of life,” he said.
Lead author Dr Uffe Ravnskov, a former associate professor of renal medicine at Lund University in Sweden, said there was “no reason” to lower high-LDL-cholesterol.”
Readers here at the Lair will be unsurprised by this finding. Most of the medical research we rely on is wrong. Who is right in this fight, they are probably both wrong, that would be par for the course in medical research, but the thing to understand is most medical research is bollocks.
Why Most Published Research Findings Are False
It would behoove us to realize this, especially among the medical community, and begin to treat the wide ranging medical canards for what they are BS. To do this we need better medical research, now.
Category: Research Studies Are Always Wrong
H. Gilbert Welch, MD
Start with Overdiagnosed, and then read them all!
And never forget, your doctor is the most dangerous person you will encounter this year.
Who is the most dangerous person you will likely meet this year? Who is "The Man?"