SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

December 7, 2013

Statins are so “stale”

Medical profession ignoring “science”  — WHY?

(How many years (decades) must people keep dying when the science is clear? Once again, here is Dr Mercola trying to educate us all.  Thank you Dr — you are tireless.  Jan)

Wrong Track Preventing Heart Disease

Story at-a-glance

  • Over the past 60 years, research has repeatedly demonstrated that there’s NO correlation between high cholesterol and plaque formation that leads to heart disease. Despite that, the saturated fat/cholesterol myth has persisted
  • The cholesterol hypothesis turned into a boon for the processed food industry, and gave birth to the “low-fat” craze. In the process, healthful saturated fats were swapped for harmful trans fats, and ever increasing amounts of sugar
  • The cholesterol theory also resulted in a massive boon for the drug industry. Cholesterol-lowering statins are now among the most widely prescribed drugs on the market with one in four Americans over 45 taking them
  • Sugar is a primary dietary culprit in the development of heart disease. To protect your heart health, you need to address your insulin and leptin resistance, which is the result of eating a diet too high in sugars and grains
saturated fat cholesterol heart diseaseThe Food Craze That Denies You Key Nutrients and Can Destroy Your Heart saturated fat cholesterol heart disease
It’s got millions swapping key natural foods for its harmful ‘cousins’ and piles of sugar. Linked to 96,000 premature deaths, it’s a boon for two industries… and a disaster for your heart. Shouldn’t you ‘switch back’ today for a heart-healthy tomorrow?
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