from what i have read there is a lot of myth and poor science that has entered the conventional medicine thinking on cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
in particular, the overall cholesterol level correlating with morbidity/mortality has been pretty much debunked as having very poor correlation indeed when the studies are done properly.
As has blood cholesterol levels association with cholesterol in the diet.
this has persisted partly because Statins are one of the world's biggest selling drugs and no one on that gravy train wants to get off it any time soon.
however - the HDL vs LDL ratios and levels are more useful and do show some correlation with health outcomes..
i think the HDL is protective and the LDL thought to be associated with cardiovascular disease
however, i would suggest some further reading into its uses in the body to shed some light on why your body is making so much of it in the first place.
from memory of my reading on the topic: one of its main functions in the blood is to be released into the bloodstream as tiny droplets or particles that are able to form the first "sticking plaster" type repair over damaged endothelial cells that are the specialized cells that line the blood vessels. This helps stop them from leaking while new cells grow to repair the damage permanently. however - the excess of these sticky particles in the long term can build up plaques that result in hardening of the blood vessels and blockage, high blood pressure etc.etc.
there can be many causes for this reaction and some individuals are more inclined towards it genetically than others.
-oxidative stress - from any source
-other medical conditions that cause oxidative stress ( eg metabolic syndrome, diabetes, etc )
-dietary inputs such as high sugar, certain fats, and oils eg industrial seed oils, processed foods, fried foods ( in seed oils) - toxins, etc also drive endothelial damage
-and of course, intracellular pathogens - esp those that like to live inside endothelial cells ( eg Bart, rickettsia, mycoplasma, chlamydia I think)
if it were me I think I would try to bottom out what the root cause is for the excess cholesterol production in your case before taking a medication to try to deal with the symptom.
Post Edited (Garzie) : 8/5/2020 4:15:40 AM (GMT-6)