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People whose cholesterol levels decrease are at an INCREASED risk of death!
Friday, September 21, 2018 11:50 pm Email this article
For years we have been told that lower cholesterol levels are associated with a lower risk of death.
But it turns out that this is not true!
Research shows that the exact opposite is true!
When cholesterol levels fall, people are at a greater risk of death, not a lower risk of death!
This is noted a new review paper by independent researchers Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, author of The Cholesterol Myths, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of The Great Cholesterol Con, and other independent researchers.
In the review paper, they note:
“If high [total cholesterol] was the major cause of CVD [cardiovascular disease], people with high [total cholesterol] should have a higher risk of dying from CVD.
“The hypothesis that high [total cholesterol] causes CVD [cardiovascular disease] was introduced in the 1960s by the authors of the Framingham Heart Study.
“However, in their 30-year follow-up study published in 1987, the authors reported that ‘For each 1 mg/dl drop in [total cholesterol] per year, there was an eleven percent [11%] increase in coronary and total mortality’.
“Three years later the American Heart Association and the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute published a joint summary  concluding “a one percent reduction in an individual’s [total cholesterol] results in an approximate two percent reduction in CHD [coronary heart disease] risk”.
“The authors fraudulently referred to the Framingham publication to support this widely quoted false conclusion.”
In other words, they’ve been lying to us for 30 years!
Ravnskov U, de Lorgeril M, Diamond DM, Hama R, Hamazaki T, Hammarskjold B, Hynes N, Kendrick M, Langsjoen PH, Mascitelli L, McCully KS, Okuyama H, Rosch PJ, Schersten T, Sultan S, and Sundberg R. LDL-C Does Not Cause Cardiovascular Disease: a comprehensive review of current literature. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol, 2018 Sep 10; published online. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17512433.2018.1519391.
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Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD
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