IS MY CHOLESTEROL BAD FOR MY HEART? If you’ve been reading my posts now, you’ve got my feedback on the lack of association between cholesterol and heart disease. Interestingly, without the drug companies and doctors coming out and saying that their is no relationship, we’ve been seeing a form of backpedaling in the medical research.
What we’re seeing is twofold. First, looking for other markers (like inflammation and homocysteine) that are related to heart disease. Second, looking at the wonder class of drugs, the mighty savior of the heart, the bastion of all that is good in medicine, the STATINS (you can almost hear the angels humming….) and their effects on these markers. It’s been a quiet movement, but it’s there.
This study looked at 10 yr risk factors for heart disease based on the NHANES III data . Guess what is suspiciously absent? You guessed it–cholesterol.