Plant Stanol and Sterol Esters in the Control of Blood Cholesterol Levels: Mechanism and Safety Aspects
Even though this title should surprise no one, the real shocker here is a cardiology journal dedicating AN ENTIRE ISSUE to this subject. Safe, effective and dirt cheap when compared with statin drugs and yet we hear virtually nothing from mainstream media on this topic. And yet statin drugs are handed out like candy based on recommendations to lower cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dl.
These recommendations, however, come with a whole littany of dangerous side effects when approached using statins. Cholesterol levels really are pretty easy to drop (not to be confused w/ the elevated triglycerides seen w/ metabolic syndrome) and there are literally hundreds of natural products and foods that will bring levels down w/o side effects.