When most people think about getting annual blood work done with their doctor, the biggest concern is usually seeing what their cholesterol numbers look like. Most people know, or think they know, what cholesterol is and how bad it is to have high cholesterol. For many years now the general public has been told that high cholesterol equates to poor heart health and increased chance of heart attacks.
But is this actually the case? Statins, the drugs used to keep cholesterol numbers low, are the most widely sold pharmaceutical drugs in history. It is estimated that statins earn drug companies around 26 billion dollars annually. That’s right, annually! This is a BIG business and they have no intention of slowing down. In fact, they keep pushing to lower the ‘desired’ cholesterol numbers so that more people will be prescribed statin medications. And once your on them, good luck getting your doctor to take you off them.
The Great Cholesterol Myth is a fantastic book that addresses the truths behind cholesterol and the statins that we as a nation are eating like candy. It is an easy read and truthfully analyzes the studies used by the pharmaceutical companies to get their drugs on the market and in the bodies of the majority of Americans over 40. If you are on statins, worried about your cholesterol, or just want to be better informed about your health, pick up a copy of this book and educate yourself.