“We all need cholesterol.”
It plays a crucial role in the production of acids needed to break down fats and digest food. The problem is, too many of us get too much of a good thing.
In the last twenty years, statin drugs have been prescribed for high cholesterol. Formerly hailed as the wonder drugs of the 21st century, statins slow down the production of cholesterol and increase the liver’s ability to remove LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol.