$29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol

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Millions of people around the world take medications known as statins to lower their cholesterol.

The current value of the cholesterol-lowering drug industry is estimated at around $29 billion — and this is clearly a conservative estimate considering spending on cholesterol drugs in the United States alone reached nearly $19 billion in 2010.

But have the facts about cholesterol and heart disease been distorted by drug companies eager to increase their profits?



The Great Cholesterol Deception

Dr Dingle is an Associate Professor and leading researcher in Health and the Environment at Murdoch University. He wrote this book:

Heart disease is the single biggest killer in the UK, US, Australia and other Western nations. There is widespread belief that the lower one’s cholesterol, the healthier he or she will be. The world has become fixated on lowering cholesterol through medication. Unfortunately this has led to a lot of misinformation and misdirection in treating the real illness. As a result, the rates of heart diseases continue to rise.

Modern Medicine has Failed

The best way to describe the medical field’s obsession with cholesterol is as a decades-old failing protocol, hanging by a thread and looking for more science or another change in the cholesterol theory to justify it. The whole basis of using statin drugs to lower cholesterol in the body is a chameleon theory. It keeps changing to suit the argument. There is no evidence that cholesterol causes heart attack or stroke. There is just no science to support it.

But it keeps changing to suit the pharmaceutical market place and keep its sales up for just another year or two to make a bit more money.

Lifestyle and Diet

This focus on medication to lower cholesterol can be dangerous or even deadly. There is overwhelming evidence that heart disease is a result of lifestyle and dietary choices that lead to inflammation.  It is no longer considered a disorder of fat accumulation, but rather a disease process characterized by low-grade inflammation of the blood vessel lining and an inappropriate wound healing of the blood vessels.

Modern medicine has become one-dimensional and unable to look at the big, multidimensional picture. We treat cholesterol and we continue to get sicker. Only when we treat the inflammation and stress on the body do we treat the illness.

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