Billybob, funny you should mention it. I read that study yesterday on a Heart Health Forum that I belong to . To make a long story short, cohort of 12,000 people, half got the new drug, half a placebo. The half that got the drug indeed saw their cholesterol , and LDL drop drastically, and the placebo group did not. But in the end, they both presented with incredibly similar rates of heart events and stroke. By the way, Dr Nissan,aka Captain Statin, is the same guy that was instrumental in preventing the CT Heart Scan from becoming a mainstream diagnostic tool, for decades, while hundreds of thousands who could have benefitted from it, died.gg watch the Widowmaker , a documentary on the topic, on Netflix.
My numbers may be a bit off, but that's the gist of it. Here is a link to a NYtimes article on the study...www.nytimes.com/2016/04/04/health/dashing-hopes-study-shows-cholesterol-drug-has-no-benefits.html?hpw&rref=health&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region®ion=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0
I am at a point where I am starting to believe the "quacks" are not quacks. Do you know that the cause of 70% of sudden death heart attacks is NOT a calcium blockage? In fact it's a rupture in soft (new) plaque, that causes a clot, which then closes up the artery.
I have been following the methodology presented on that website, by the quacks. I think I'm not supposed to post other forum urls here, so if you want the website, just email me. It's a for pay site, $9.99 a month.
I'm still not 100% sure about
their methodology, but it's making sense to me. I have been wheat free, grain, free and added sugar free for two months. No bread, pasta, rice, of any kind, no sugar, quinoa, faro, etc. Very low carb, higher fat (opposite of Ornish) These are things that cause inflammation in the arteries, which they claim are the real cause of coronary plaque. My triglycerides have come down in two months from 208, to 85 last week. These guys say LDL is not the problem, it's triglycerides, HDL, and other markers like LDL particle size, lipoprotein A, etc. I'm being tested for all of that,
It's a work in progress for me, I'm still learning. I'm on statins, one of my doctors would like to see me off them at some point but agrees that I need to be on them for now. The other says, take the Statin, don't worry about
it, enjoy your life.
It's very murky , there is a lot that the medical profession still doesn't know for sure, and a lot that they won't admit is truth, because it's out of the mainstream. Example, stents (I had 2) are a bandaid. They don't fix the problem. And it's been shown that they do NOT reduce mortality rates from heart attacks, yet they keep putting stents in people. Why? Because the insurance company, paid the hospital $52,000 for my 45 minute procedure.
It's a mess. Like PC you have to be a skeptic, and your own advocate.
Unfortunately, there is no resource for heart disease, like Healingwell Prostate Forum
Sorry, enough rambling. For now.
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 4/5/2016 5:03:46 PM (GMT-6)