The Myth of Cholesterol, Part I

By |2021-04-07T08:37:11-04:00August 17th, 2010|Dr. Sharp's PlumLine Articles, Nutrition|

In my experience there is no current area of medicine that provokes stronger objection by many patients than the recommendation to use a statin, the family of medications that help lower LDL cholesterol (for example Lipitor or Crestor).  It seems that lots of people know someone that has had a painful muscle reaction to one of those medications.  There also seems to be a widely held opinion that the focus of so many doctors on cholesterol as the bad guy is a myth – perpetrated perhaps by drug companies.

There is some truth in that.  More than 75% of people who […]