Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Cholesterol. Conventional Medicine gets in wrong again!

Cholesterol is not bad after all, apparently. Just a ploy for Big Pharma to get people to take drugs! So whereas the magazine WDDTY says that 'doctors - and the drug companies - have got it badly wrong' this is not entirely correct. (http://www.wddty.com/bad-ldl-cholesterol-is-good-after-all-and-keeps-us-alive.html). 

The idea that cholesterol is 'bad' has earned the drug companies £billions in Statin drug sales, and that was the object of the exercise. It always is for them!

Once we were told that all cholesterol was 'bad'; then, there was 'good' and 'bad' cholesterol. But now a new study has found that the 'bad' cholesterol is also 'good' - as it plays a vital role in keeping us alive!


          "Researchers from Texas A&M University question the headlong rush to reduce LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, which has been seen as the body’s ‘bad guy’ that merely clogs the arteries and reduces blood flow to the heart. In a study of 52 people aged between 60 and 69 years, the researchers discovered that LDL cholesterol plays an important role in restoring muscle mass.  They put the participants through a rigorous exercise programme, but only those who had high LDL levels saw any improvement in their muscles.

Not only that, LDL is the body’s early warning signal, says lead researcher Steve Riechman.  

          “LDL acts as a warning sign that something is wrong and it signals the body to these warning signs.  If you did get rid of all your LDL cholesterol, you would die,” he says.
Source: Texas A&M University.  

So conventional medicine has been getting us to take drugs to get rid of something in our body that we need. And Statins (once thought to be entirely safe) are now known to cause dreadful disease-inducing-effects (DIEs). Not a good deal for patients! A great deal for the drug companies!

See also http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-05-bad-cholesterol-people.html