Heart Disease is the #1 Killer in the US, and there’s a lot of confusion about why.
To make things even more confusing, the FDA recently announced that the entire class of statin drugs would be re-labeled to warn the public of safety concerns. For instance, the risk of memory loss, type 2 diabetes, and the potential for muscle damage. Statins have also been linked to the risk of liver injury, although the FDA says these risks are rare.
The truth about cholesterol
We all need cholesterol. Cholesterol plays a crucial role in the production of acids essential to digest food and break down fats. Yet, cholesterol is one of those substances that is beneficial in the right quantities, but dangerously unhealthy in excessive amounts.
Over the last twenty years, statin drugs have been prescribed for high cholesterol. Once hailed as the wonder drugs of the 21st century, statins slow down the production of cholesterol while increasing the liver’s ability to remove LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol.
But statins can have dangerous side effects. Are there any natural alternatives?