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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Not really news, but still worth posting: Gummit fucked up again

All their weeping and wailing about cholesterol?  Yeah, they were wrong.

A comprehensive new study on cholesterol, based on results from more than a million patients, could help upend decades of government advice about diet, nutrition, health, prevention, and medication. Just don't hold your breath. 
The study, published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, centers on statins, a class of drugs used to lower levels of LDL-C, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, in the human body. According to the study, statins are pointless for most people. 
"No evidence exists to prove that having high levels of bad cholesterol causes heart disease, leading physicians have claimed" in the study, reports the Daily Mail. The Expresslikewise says the new study finds "no evidence that high levels of 'bad' cholesterol cause heart disease."

My mom liked to point out that her father died with a cholesterol count somewhere between 300-400....  at the age of 93.  Grand-dad was Italian, and he ate his pasta and drank his wine and chowed down on olives and steaks and the like.  He also stayed busy, worked constantly and never allowed himself to develop a gut.  (Well, no more than any man in his 70s or 80s has.  But he was never fat.)

Getting up and moving is what keeps you healthy.  EATING REAL FOOD is what keeps you healthy.  All of the hysterical whining about diet from the government was followed by what?  The obesity epidemic

The government couldn't run a whore-house and make a profit.  Why the hell does anyone think they have a better understanding of nutrition?


Adrienne said...

I've known that for years and years. Hubby got bullied into using statins. All I heard for months was, "I hurt all over." I told him repeatedly it was the statins. Finally, he quit. Guess what? He didn't hurt all over anymore.

And........wonder why there's so many older peeps with dementia? Us (not you, me) older folks need cholesterol for proper brain function, but they're all on statins.

Ragin' Dave said...

Luckily, with my diet I don't ever foresee myself not having enough cholesterol!

And statins are evil. I worked with a guy who got put on statins, and they screwed him up both physically and mentally. He finally just stopped taking them because he couldn't function at work anymore.