Direct comparison of dietary portfolio of cholesterol-lowering foods with a statin
Hmmm…over a quarter of the patients in this study achieved BETTER lowering with the diet. All patients benefited at least as well with the diet as with the drug. So, the benefits are equal–why not just take the drug? Simply because the dietary intervention has also lowered the risk for any number of other chronic diseases.
The statin drug has just effected cholesterol (and even this is questionable for lowering risk of cardiac deaths) and may actually INCREASE your risk of other diseases by lowering CoQ10 production.