Despite being responsible for sustaining a multi-billion dollar drug franchise, LDL cholesterol is a crude, outdated, unreliable, nearly useless marker for cardiovascular risk.
You can obtain superior results without drugs but will need to know a little something about this thing called LDL cholesterol, as well as advanced lipoprotein analysis to obtain REAL insight into cardiovascular risk.
Hello William, You did your talk at IIN in N.Y.C. and I am a student there. And you rocked my world. I has already read research papers on bread edibles and mental health but explained it sooo clearly. Now I stalk all your work. So today my sister-in-law received her first statin pill and I want to give her your presentation. but she van only read dutch. I will try to translate for her, but she says her doctor knows everything. how can I get around that obstacle. Your work does impact our lives. keep on truckin, as they said in the 70’s.
scot brown wrote: «So today my sister-in-law received her first statin pill…»
Did the prescriber also provide outcome data (all-cause mortality, not just “events”), showing statin benefit, for a female of her age and presentation? As far as I know, there isn’t any. So what was the situation that prompted the statin?
re: «…but she says her doctor knows everything. »
Doctors are trained on a lot of things, but almost none of that training included diet and microbiome. What they were taught is not always correct (esp. diet).
re: «how can I get around that obstacle.»
It’s difficult to talk people into not letting other people tell them what to do.☺ Self-directed health care is a personal responsibility. It has to start with realizing that if someone surrenders to the Standard of Care, they can expect SoC results, which for heart disease prevention is useless, and for heart disease reversal, non-existent. And we don’t even know if there’s actual heart disease in progress here.
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