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    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Men with low HDL levels of 30 mg/dl or below were 81% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease

    Men with low HDL cholesterol levels of 30 mg/dl or less were 81% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than men with HDL levels of 41-50 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Mar 11, 2017 12:57 pm | [0] comments

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Men with low HDL levels of 30 mg/dl were 61% more likely to die from cancer over 4.9 years

    Men with low HDL cholesterol levels of 30 mg/dl or less were 61% times more likely to die from cancer during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than men with HDL levels of 41-50 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men and women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Mar 11, 2017 12:51 pm | [0] comments

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Men with low HDL levels of 30 mg/dl were 2X more likely to die from non-cancer and non-CVD causes

    Men with low HDL cholesterol levels of 30 mg/dl or less were 2 times more likely to die from non-cancer and non-cardiovascular causes during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than men with HDL levels of 41-50 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men and women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Mar 11, 2017 12:44 pm | [0] comments

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Women with low HDL levels of 30 mg/dl were 2.3X more likely to die from cardiovascular disease

    Women with low HDL cholesterol levels of 30 mg/dl or less were 2.3 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men and women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Mar 11, 2017 12:30 pm | [0] comments

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Women with low HDL levels of 30 mg/dl were 2X more likely to die from cancer over 4.9 years

    Women with low HDL cholesterol levels of 30 mg/dl or less were 2 times more likely to die from cancer during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men and women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Mar 11, 2017 12:21 pm | [0] comments

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Women with low HDL levels of 30 mg/dl were 2.9X more likely to die from non-cancer & non-CVD causes

    Women with low HDL cholesterol levels of 30 mg/dl or less were 2.9 times more likely to die from non-cancer and non-cardiovascular causes during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men and women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Mar 11, 2017 12:10 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Men with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 68% more likely to die over next 4.9 years

    Men with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 68% more likely to die (from any cause) during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    (12.1 per 1,000 men with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died versus 7.2 men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl. 12.1 divided by 7.2 equals 1.68.)

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 12:23 pm | [0] comments

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Men with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 47% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease

    Men with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 47% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    (2.8 per 1,000 men with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died from cardiovascular disease versus 1.9 men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl. 2.8 divided by 1.9 equals 1.47.)

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 12:16 pm | [0] comments

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Men with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 36% more likely to die from cancer over 4.9 years

    Men with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 36% more likely to die from cancer during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    (3.4 per 1,000 men with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died from cardiovascular disease versus 2.5 men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl. 3.4 divided by 2.5 equals 1.36.)

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 12:10 pm | [0] comments

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Men with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 2.2X more likely to die from other causes over 5 years

    Men with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 2.2 times more likely to die from causes other than dying from cancer or cardiovascular disease (119% more likely) during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    (5.9 per 1,000 men with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died from cardiovascular disease versus 2.7 men with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl. 5.9 divided by 2.7 equals 2.19.)

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to men with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Women with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 21% more likely to die over next 4.9 years

    Women with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 21% more likely to die (from any cause) during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    (6.8 per 1,000 women with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died versus 5.6 women with HDL levels of 51-60 mg/dl. 12.1 divided by 7.2 equals 1.68.)

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Women with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 0% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease

    Women with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 0% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    (1.6 per 1,000 women with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died versus 1.6 women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl. 1.6 divided by 1.6 equals 1.0.)

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Women with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 10% more likely to die from cancer over 4.9 years

    Women with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 100% more likely to die from cancer during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    (2.2 per 1,000 women with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died versus 2.0 women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl. 2.2 divided by 2.0 equals 1.10.)

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 11:44 am | [0] comments

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Women with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 50% more likely to die from other causes over 5 years

    Women with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 50% more likely to die from causes other than dying from cancer or cardiovascular disease during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    (3.0 per 1,000 women with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died versus 2.0 women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl. 3.0 divided by 2.0 equals 1.50.)

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 11:42 am | [0] comments

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    Women with high HDL levels above 90 mg/dl were 50% more likely to die from other causes over 5 years

    Women with high HDL cholesterol levels of greater than 90 mg/dl were 50% times more likely to die from other causes other than dying from cancer or cardiovascular disease during an average follow-up of 4.9 years than women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl according to a 2016 study from Canada.

    (3.0 per 1,000 women with HDL levels greater than 90 mg/dl died from cardiovascular disease versus 2.0 women with HDL levels of 61-70 mg/dl. 3.0 divided by 2.0 equals 1.5.)

    The study found that HDL levels that were either too high (>90 mg/dl) or too low (≤30 mg/dl) were associated with an increased risk of death when compared to women with more moderate HDL levels (41-80 mg/dl).

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    Wednesday, February 08, 2017

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers risk of heart attack or dying from a heart attack by an average of 25%

    Niacin lowers the risk of a major coronary event (heart attack, death from heart attack or coronary bypass surgery) by an average of 25% according to a meta-analysis of eleven (11) studies which involved a total of 6545 people.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 1:22 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers risk of stroke by an average of 26%

    Niacin lowers the risk of a stroke by an average of 26% according to a meta-analysis of eleven (11) studies which involved a total of 6545 people.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 1:11 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin raises HDL by an average of 20%

    Niacin raises HDL cholesterol levels by an average of 20% notes a paper on niacin.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 12:42 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers LDL by an average of 16%

    Niacin lowers LDL cholesterol levels by an average of 16% notes a paper on niacin.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 12:31 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers triglycerides by an average of 20%

    Niacin lowers triglyceride levels by an average of 20% notes a paper on niacin.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 12:22 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers Lp(a) by an average of 28%

    Extended-release niacin (1500 to 2000 mg per day) lowers levels of Lp(a) by an average of 28% in people starting with higher levels of Lp(a)—starting levels of 92 mg/dL versus 54 mg/dL—according to a study from Russia.

    Elevated levels of Lp(a) (above 50 mg/dL) are associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke according to the Lipoprotein a Foundation.

    Note: I prefer immediate-release niacin to extended-release niacin. In the 1980’s there were reports of some liver problems with extended-release niacin, and earlier studies showing benefits of niacin used immediate-release niacin, not extended-release.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 12:16 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers C-reactive protein (CPR) by an average of 24%

    Extended-release niacin (1500 to 2000 mg per day) lowers levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) by an average of 24% in people starting with higher levels of Lp(a)—starting levels of 92 mg/dL versus 54 mg/dL—according to a study from Russia.

    Elevated levels of C-reative protein—above 2 mg/dL—are associated with an increased risk of heart and stroke as noted by the Mayo Clinic.

    Note: I prefer immediate-release niacin to extended-release niacin. In the 1980’s there were reports of some liver problems with extended-release niacin, and earlier studies showing benefits of niacin used immediate-release niacin, not extended-release.

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    Saturday, January 07, 2017

    CHOLESTEROL & ALZHEIMER’S

    Each 100 mg of dietary cholesterol intake associated with a 10% lower risk of Alzheimer’s

    Each 100 mg intake of cholesterol per day was associated with a 10% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, although this difference was not quite statistically significant, but almost. (Close enough for me.)

    Each 0.5 eggs eaten per day was associated with a 11% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, although this difference was not quite statistically significant, but almost. (Close enough for me.)

    Half an egg contains very roughly 100 mg of cholesterol.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jan 07, 2017 10:35 am | [0] comments

    Friday, January 06, 2017

    PARKINSON’S

    Low cholesterol levels associated with 2.3 times greater risk of Parkinson’s disease

    The one-third of people with the highest cholesterol levels were 57% less likely to get Parkinson’s during a 20-year follow-up compared to the one-third of people with the lowest cholesterol levels according to a recent study.

    The one-third of people with the middle cholesterol levels were 44% less likely to get Parkinson’s compared to the one-third of people with the lowest cholesterol levels.

    The say this the other way, the one-third of people with the lowest cholesterol levels were 2.3 times more likely to get Parkinson’s than the one-third of people with the highest cholesterol levels, and they were 1.8 times more likely to get Parkinson’s compared to the one-third of people with the middle cholesterol levels.

    “Our study suggests that lowering cholesterol unnecessarily actually may harm the brain,”  Xuemei Huang, MD, PhD lead author of the study was quoted as saying.

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    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    STATINS

    While statin use increased 68% (1999-2005), heart attacks increased 16%, strokes 45%!

    Statin use among US adults increased dramatically from 1999 to 2005 from 8% of people surveyed to 13.4% of people surveyed, a relative increase of 68%.

    How much do you think this reduced heart attacks, strokes and coronary heart disease?

    Would you be surprised to learn that during this time that:

    Heart attacks increased from 3.4% to 3.7%, a relative increase of 16%!

    Strokes increased from 2.0% to 2.9%, a relative increase of 45%!

    Coronary heart disease increased from 2.8% to 3.7%, a relative increase of 32%!

    Type 2 diabetes increased from 7.8% to 10.3%, a relative increase of 32%!

    People with one or more of these conditions increased from 13.4% to 16%, a relative increase of 19%!

    Do you believe that statins reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death?

    I do not.

    The results of the study mentioned above suggests the exact opposite.

    Below is more evidence that statins are not the wonderful, life-saving drugs that we have been led to believe, but instead the exact opposite: that statins are causing harm.
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    Sunday, July 10, 2016

    CHOLESTEROL

    Men with cholesterol of less than 160 mg/dL 60% MORE likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL over 5-13 years

    Men whose total cholesterol levels were less than 160 mg/dL were 60% MORE likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with men whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    In other words, having LOW cholesterol levels was associated with a dramatically HIGHER risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower your cholesterol levels as low as possible as recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 8:55 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL

    Men with total cholesterol of 200-239 mg/dL 18% LESS likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL over 5-13 years

    Men whose total cholesterol levels were 200-239 mg/dL were 18% LESS likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with men whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    In other words, having HIGHER cholesterol levels was associated with a LOWER risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL as is recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 8:42 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL

    Men with cholesterol of 240 mg/dL or greater 24% LESS likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL over 5-13 years

    Men whose total cholesterol levels were 240 mg/dL or greater were 24% LESS likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with men whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    In other words, having HIGHER cholesterol levels was associated with a LOWER risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL as is recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 8:30 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL

    Women with cholesterol of less than 160 mg/dL 41% MORE likely to die over 5-13 years

    Women whose total cholesterol levels were less than 160 mg/dL were 41% MORE likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with women whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    Data from this meta-analysis suggests that elevated cholesterol levels do NOT increase a woman’s risk of death, but if cholesterol levels are LOW — below 160 mg/dL — there is a dramatic (41%) INCREASED risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower your cholesterol levels as low as possible as recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 7:50 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL

    Women with total cholesterol of 200-239 mg/dL NO MORE likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL over 5-13 years

    Women whose total cholesterol levels were 200-239 mg/dL were NO MORE likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with women whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan which included a total of more than 173,000 people.

    Data from this meta-analysis suggests that elevated cholesterol levels do NOT increase a woman’s risk of death, but if cholesterol levels are LOW — below 160 mg/dL — there is a dramatic (41%) INCREASED risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL as is recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 7:50 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL

    Women with total cholesterol of 240 mg/dL or greater were NO MORE likely to die vs 160-199 mg/dL

    Women whose total cholesterol levels were 240 mg/dL or GREATER were NO MORE likely to die during the next 5-13 years compared with women whose cholesterol levels were 160-199 mg/dL according to a 2008 meta-analysis of 5 studies in Japan.

    Data from this meta-analysis suggests that elevated cholesterol levels do NOT increase a woman’s risk of death, but if cholesterol levels are LOW — below 160 mg/dL — there is a dramatic (41%) INCREASED risk of death.

    Based on this data, do you think that it is a mistake to try and lower cholesterol levels below 200 mg/dL as is recommended by the “experts”?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 7:50 am | [0] comments

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    CHOLESTEROL

    Older people with high LDL levels live as long or longer as those with low LDL in 16 of 19 studies

    In people over 60, those with the highest LDL cholesterol levels were at a lower risk of dying over some number of years than those with the lowest LDL levels in 16 of 19 studies according to a new review paper by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, author of The Cholesterol Myths, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of The Great Cholesterol Con, and others.

    One-fourth with highest LDL levels 29-59% less likely to die over next 3-9 years

    In 12 of those studies, the one-fourth of people with the highest LDL levels were 29% to 59% less likely to have died over the next 3-9 years than the one-fourth of people with the lowest LDL levels.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 10:10 am | [0] comments

    Saturday, April 16, 2016

    SATURATED FAT

    Study: Replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat does NOT lower the risk of death

    Reanalysis of an old study, the Minnesota Coronary Experiment (MCE; 1968-73) which replaced saturated fat with vegetable oil rich in linoleic acid (an omega-6 polyunsaturated fat) from corn oil and corn oil polyunsaturated margarine, found NO benefit in reducing all-cause mortality—actually there was a 7% GREATER risk of death in the vegetable oil group, but the difference was not statistically significant—and NO benefit in reducing coronary heart disease mortality—actually there was a 13% GREATER risk of death from coronary heart disease in the vegetable oil group, but the difference was not statistically significant.

    They also found that for every 30 mg/dL reduction in cholesterol levels in people 65 and older at baseline was associated with a 35% GREATER risk of death during the study.

    “Paradoxically, MCE participants who had greater reductions in serum cholesterol had a higher, rather than lower, risk of death,” the paper notes.

    The analysis was done by researchers at the US National Institutes of Health.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 16, 2016 11:48 am | [0] comments

    SATURATED FAT

    30 mg/dL decrease in cholesterol in those over 65 associated with 35% GREATER risk of death

    A 30 mg/dL decrease in cholesterol levels in people 65 and older was associated with a 35% GREATER risk of death according to a reanalysis of an old study, the Minnesota Coronary Experiment (MCE; 1968-73) which replaced saturated fat with vegetable oil rich in linoleic acid (an omega-6 polyunsaturated fat) from corn oil and corn oil polyunsaturated margarine.

    The analysis found NO benefit in reducing all-cause mortality—actually there was a 7% GREATER risk of death in the vegetable oil group, but the difference was not statistically significant—and NO benefit in reducing coronary heart disease mortality—actually there was a 13% GREATER risk of death from coronary heart disease in the vegetable oil group, but the difference was not statistically significant.

    “Paradoxically, MCE participants who had greater reductions in serum cholesterol had a higher, rather than lower, risk of death,” the paper notes.

    The analysis was done by researchers at the US National Institutes of Health.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Apr 16, 2016 11:31 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, August 04, 2015

    STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

    Statins associated with 4.4-fold greater risk of memory loss

    Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are associated with a 4.4-fold greater risk of acute memory loss within one month of starting them according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

    NON-statin cholesterol-lowering drugs were also associated with an increased risk of acute memory loss—a 3.6-fold greater risk—within one month of starting them.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 04, 2015 4:52 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    DR. MALCOLM KENDRICK

    5-fold increased risk of dying from CHD when cholesterol levels fall 40 mg/dL (1 mmol/L) Dr Kendrick

    The famous Framingham Study found that people whose cholesterol levels FELL by one (1) mmol per liter during the first 18 years of the study — roughly 40 mg per deciliter — were 500% MORE likely to DIE from coronary heart disease over the next 14 years notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of the wonderful book Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense in this 3-minute video clip from an interview that Dr. Joseph Mercola did with Dr. Kendrick.

    This information has NOT been publicized notes Dr. Kendrick.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 28, 2015 1:35 pm | [0] comments

    DR. MALCOLM KENDRICK

    ALLHAT study found NO benefit to taking statins notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

    The ONLY statin study that was NOT funded by the drug companies — The ALLHAT Study — found NO benefit to taking statins notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of the wonderful book Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense in this 3-minute video clip from an interview that Dr. Joseph Mercola did with Dr. Kendrick.

    All the other statin studies that have claimed to have found benefits have been paid for by the drug companies.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 28, 2015 1:05 pm | [0] comments

    Sunday, March 15, 2015

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increase erectile dysfunction 10-fold in young men

    Statins increase erectile dysfunction 10-fold in young men taking the lowest dose of statins according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:48 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins can induce insulin resistance

    Statins can induce insulin resistance according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:46 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers 1.6-fold

    Statins increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers 1.6-fold according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

    “For unknown reasons, since these publications the squamous cell carcinoma has been excluded in all reports from subsequent statin trials,” the paper notes.

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