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Why Lowering Cholesterol Wonít Prevent Heart Disease


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Old 04-02-2013, 13:39   #1
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http://jonnybowdenblog.com/cholesterol-heart-disease/

Trying to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol is like trying to prevent obesity by cutting the lettuce out of your Big Mac.

Surprised? Read on.

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Would someone else pleas check my conclusion;

I went to the link to the Lyon Diet-Heart Study– included link in http://jonnybowdenblog.com/cholesterol-heart-disease/ to read up on the study that Jonny Bowden quoted as proving cholesterol is not the hart attack maker.


So I read the conclusion of the Lyon hart study.
"Major traditional risk factors, such as high blood cholesterol and blood pressure, were shown to be independent and joint predictors of recurrence, indicating that the Mediterranean dietary pattern did not alter, at least qualitatively, the usual relationships between major risk factors and recurrence."
I read that as the diet had no effect on hart attack rate. The opposite of what
Jonny Bowden says it says.

Am I reading that right.

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Cholesterol to me is an indicator of your body's battle with inflammation. Its like taking your BG level, it has nothing to do with what is actually causing your inflammation.

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I thing that the main issue of the article is that people tend to focus in cholesterol only, they take a statin and think that they are immune to heart attacks. When in reality people with low cholesterol even does with LDL below 70 get heart attacks and some people with high cholesterol don't. So there are clearly other factors involved that may be more important than cholesterol. Sure cholesterol can have strong association because high cholesterol can be a signal of other metabolic problems and if you have other problems like inflammation, oxidation and glycation then the more cholesterol the more possibility there is of the damage to your cholesterol and arteries and the potential for heart disease. But if you think only of cholesterol and don't take care of the other factor you just may have some problems in the future.

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I agree with you on the cholesterol tests. I did the NMR-LipoProtein test which determines particle size. Come to find out I have lots of small and dense LDL particles. Doc still didn't give me a statin, statin will lower your good and bad LDL it is indiscriminate in how it works. So I have tried several different treatments to change the pattern of my LDL not so much lower the over all number.



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I thing that the main issue of the article is that people tend to focus in cholesterol only, they take a statin and think that they are immune to heart attacks. When in reality people with low cholesterol even does with LDL below 70 get heart attacks and some people with high cholesterol don't. So there are clearly other factors involved that may be more important than cholesterol. Sure cholesterol can have strong association because high cholesterol can be a signal of other metabolic problems and if you have other problems like inflammation, oxidation and glycation then the more cholesterol the more possibility there is of the damage to your cholesterol and arteries and the potential for heart disease. But if you think only of cholesterol and don't take care of the other factor you just may have some problems in the future.

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