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I need a cholesterol expert! Please help!

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Luce View Post
    I will have to take statins no matter what, total cholesterol is almost 500.
    Damn familial hypercholesterolemia.
    What are your circumstances - gender, age, health?

    What are your subfractions - ldl, hdl, trigs?

    Statins have only ever been shown to benefit middle-aged men who've had a vascular event (heart attack, stroke etc). Are you one of these?

    The other thing that seems never to be written about statins is the low compliance in taking them. They can be debilitating. I know because I fit the profile for taking them and did for a few weeks before I decided I could never be healthy and take them because of the muscle and joint pain
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine