Though official recommendations are to first treat high cholesterol with dietary change, many physicians jump right to cholesterol-lowering medications, such as statins, that can have an array of adverse side effects.
Diet Versus Drugs for High Cholesterol
I debated whether or not to include this video, since it’s not anything I haven’t covered before (see, for example, What Women Should Eat to Live Longer; Trans Fat, Saturated Fat and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero; Heart Attacks and Cholesterol: Purely a Question of Diet; Eliminating the #1 Cause of Death; and Statin Muscle Toxicity). I just liked how the researchers summed it up. And, since heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in most countries (see Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death on how to prevent 14 other top killers), I figured a little repetition couldn’t hurt.
For more context, check out my associated blog posts: Stool Size and Breast Cancer Risk and Cholesterol Lowering in a Nut Shell.
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