|Obesity, Cholesterol and Death Rates|
|by Zoë Harcombe
Look at the charts in this article that I generated from World Health Organization data and you wonder how on earth we ever got away with telling people that cholesterol causes heart disease.
High cholesterol is associated with lowerheart disease and vice versa – for all the data available in the world. High cholesterol is not even associated with high heart disease, let alone does it cause it.There is in fact a significant association between higher cholesterol levels and lower deaths and lower cholesterol levels and higher deaths for men and an even more significant relationship for women.The doctors’ Hippocratic oath is “First do no harm”. Surely we are doing real harm by lowering cholesterol levels? Not just to minds and muscles and quality of life of humans, but to the length of the life of those humans on statins.
Read part 1 of the Obesity, Cholesterol and Death Rates article here:
Read part 3 of the Obesity, Cholesterol and Death Rates article here:
Just as an aside, the following is from an article supporting the use of statins but making an important observation. It mentions inflammation, a condition not related to cholesterol. “Additionally, include more colorful fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes, and oily fish in your diet. These foods contain natural antioxidants and phytochemicals, and are thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect that may decreases both cardiovascular disease and other chronic disease risks.” Ref: “High Cholesterol: Can You Avoid Statins?“
This post is one of many concerning this subject, some of which will be found in this blog, others per links mentioned here-in. There is much to think about and be assessed. There is much room for open-mindedness.
- Don’t Fall for the Cholesterol Myth – Revealing the Cholesterol Scam and True Heart Health (nulife07.wordpress.com)