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$29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol

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  • The current value of the cholesterol-lowering drug industry is estimated at around $29 billion, but research suggests the drugs have little beneficial effects, and can often cause more harm than good
  • Much of what is commonly believed about high cholesterol and how it relates to saturated fats, heart disease and strokes is wrong; scientific research linking high cholesterol to heart disease is actually weak
  • Statin drugs can wreak havoc with your health, and there's compelling evidence that most people who currently take them simply do not need them
  • The best ways to optimize your cholesterol levels and your heart health have to do with lifestyle measures, including eating healthy saturated fats

By Dr. Mercola

Millions of people around the world take medications known as statins to lower their cholesterol.


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