Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Another study showing "No, cholesterol isn't the horrible killer

we'd been told."
Cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly and trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is a waste of time, an international group of experts has claimed. 

A review of research involving nearly 70,000 people found there was no link between what has traditionally been considered “bad” cholesterol and the premature deaths of over 60-year-olds from cardiovascular disease. 

Published in the BMJ Open journal, the new study found that 92 percent of people with a high cholesterol level lived longer.

Yes, of course it's being denied; it goes against the Settled Science(God, I've come to hate that attitude).

If you'll excuse me, I have some bacon to eat.


Phelps said...

I knew this 20 years ago, because I did AV for a cardiologist convention. They knew it then. I learned in one seminar:

1) Overall cholesterol tells you nothing about heart disease.

2) HDL/LDL ratio will give you a weak indication of health.

3)The only thing that is certain is that if your triglycerides were over 500, you have a 50-50 shot of having a heart attack in the next six months.

4) Dietary cholesterol has no effect on blood serum cholesterol, but sugar and starch does.

And cardiologists knew all of this back in 1999, yet it took this long for it to make it to the rest of us (and the morons are still telling you not to eat egg yolks.)

taminator013 said...

Go ahead and eat your bacon. Men need cholesterol to form testosterone. That's why vegetarians and vegans are rather limp wristed.

The cholesterol/heart disease myth was based on a flawed study back in the '60s or early '70s where a researcher feed rabbits a high fat diet and the all ended up with clogged arteries. Well, no shit. Rabbits are strict vegetarians and have no enzymes in their livers to break down cholesterol into a usable form.

My wife's grandmother ate bacon and eggs almost every day for breakfast and spread bacon grease on her toast instead of butter. No heart problems at all. She was still getting on a ladder to clean her windows well into her late eighties or early nineties.

markm said...

Most likely, high "bad" cholesterol is a symptom of something wrong in your metabolism - but statins suppress the symptom rather than curing the problem. It's like treating old age with a face lift - perhaps you look younger, but you're still old.