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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    Mark Hyman, MD: Why Women Should Stop Their Cholesterol-Lowering Medication

    Pay particular attention to the middle section where then author talks about how low cholesterol levels might be bad for women.
    I am not on statins. He says that there is a lower risk of heart disease in older people. I don't fall into that category.
    This whole article questions statins, which doesn't apply to me.
    Thanks for the link though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    http://www.westonaprice.org/cardiova...gh-cholesterol

    A general article on the benefits of having a higher cholesterol level.
    THis one doesn't open

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirlot View Post
    Your tiglicerides are way to high...you may die tomorrow.

    Joking but it would be nice to see your HDL higher than your triglicerides.

    Was LDL measured or calculated?

    Don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    High Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease?* Truth Revealed!

    It's a little alarmist, yes, but the information is solid.
    I need to read this again as it is hard to follow with all the references not taking you to the source directly but I will study this again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timthetaco View Post
    If you're young and don't have any other risk factors for heart disease, I wouldn't worry about it much. If you're curious about your risk of atherosclerosis, you could get an NMR for a precise LDL particle count. The general consensus seems to be that under 1000 is where you want to be.

    Ignore the fear mongering about low cholesterol. Epidemiology doesn't prove anything, even if it agrees with us.
    Thank you very much! I am young and do not have any risk factors for heart disease. I might ask for LDL count at some point just out of curiosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyH View Post
    I am not on statins. He says that there is a lower risk of heart disease in older people. I don't fall into that category.
    This whole article questions statins, which doesn't apply to me.
    Thanks for the link though.
    You missed the whole point of why I posted it. Number two of his three reasons to drop statins is that a higher cholesterol can be PROTECTIVE. That seems to me, an overall argument not to worry about TC. This argument applies to statins because they lower cholesterol, but it applies more generally across the board as well. Learn to look behind the lines a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyH View Post
    THis one doesn't open
    Are you sure? I just clicked the link and it opened PERFECTLY for me. Try a different browser maybe? Or copy and paste the link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    Are you sure? I just clicked the link and it opened PERFECTLY for me. Try a different browser maybe? Or copy and paste the link?
    OK, got it to open just now. They do not state what they regard as high cholesterol. It would be nice to know at least from their perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    You missed the whole point of why I posted it. Number two of his three reasons to drop statins is that a higher cholesterol can be PROTECTIVE. That seems to me, an overall argument not to worry about TC. This argument applies to statins because they lower cholesterol, but it applies more generally across the board as well. Learn to look behind the lines a little bit.
    That's what the blogger's summary states but when you go back and read the actual studies he/she quotes it is not as black and white as he/she claims.

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