High Cholesterol is Healthy
Ken Berry, MD interview with David Diamond, PhD
Call the thought police! Someone is violating the sacred narrative again. This video contains several violations. Big pharma would probably like to give Dr. David Diamond a voice-ectomy for telling people that high LDL-cholesterol is not a threat to your health and familial hypercholesterolemia does not shorten life.
Statin drugs do lower cholesterol but increase coronary calcium. There is no evidence that the drugs extend life by more than a few days. That might be OK if there weren’t serious side effects like cognitive impairment, muscle pain, diabetes and more. As Diamond notes, dying with lower cholesterol is not a successful outcome.
Statins have made a lot of money for the pharmaceutical industry They are handing the drugs out like candy to children now. They have spent a lot of money on fake studies that crow about the relative risk reduction (which means nothing) and ignore the much more meaningful absolute risk figures, which show no significant benefit.
This is a good video to watch if you want to support your good health and not the health of the drug companies. The thumb is UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2023🖨️ Print post