Topics: Statin, Atherosclerosis, Hypercholesterolemia Pages: 1 (331 words) Published: December 10, 2012
Have you ever had your cholesterol levels checked? Do you know anyone who has "high cholesterol" levels? Or anyone who is prescribed to a cholesterol-lowering drug? If you answered yes to any of those questions you're not alone, and for good reason heart disease is the number-one killer of American men and women today. Many people are shocked when they hear cholesterol is not the culprit, the statin (cholesterol-lowering) drugs are!

The FDA, medical doctors, drug manufacturers, and nutritional companies make billions of dollars each year by browbeating us to believe that if you have hypecholesterolemia, high-cholesterol, you will die from a heart related disease. But they have neglected to look at the science that proves otherwise. Drugs such as Lipitor and Crestor are doing what they were intended to do, lower the LDL or "bad" cholesterol, but somehow heart disease related deaths are on the sky rocket since being introduced.

The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) was founded in 1985, without this group we would be welcoming cholesterol with open arms. Their sole purpose is beating that cholesterol is poison into every last one of us, I'd say that it worked. What most people don't realize is that 88 percent of the NCEP board are being paid directly by the pharmaceutical companies that sell cholesterol-lowering (Statin) drugs, according to Shane Ellison an Organic Chemist and ex-FDA chemist. If these statin drugs are making billions of dollars annually, I wonder how much these NCEP scientist receive to back the claims made by the companies making the drugs.

Dr. Dwight Lundell a respected heart surgeon who has performed open-heart surgeries for over 20 years, and who has pushed the statin drugs many times stated, "Despite the fact that 25 percent of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before" (Lundell 1).
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