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Cholesterol levels high

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Countryside_Yoyo_, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Thomas the Tank

    Thomas the Tank Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Who says? Do not believe the Big Pharma hype. Headlines in news is that 50% of people who get duped into taking this rubbish see no effects on Cholesterol levels just have the chance of the side effects. The other 50% still get the chance of side effects for no good reason. Cholesterol is not a cause of heart attacks or strokes (don't take my word for it, there are many reputable Dr's who agree).
     
  2. KemCG3

    KemCG3 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have just had my results back and the total cholesterol is high but (good) HDL cholesterol is also high so I am not too worried but as often happens there is no triglyceride result. Why do they do that?! So often I have to go back and insist they check my triglyceride level.
     
  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Next time make sure you ask for a full lipid panel including trigs. You will need to fast for the test or the trigs could be skewed, although I doubt you will be told to fast.
     
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  4. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I saw the news also. I find the studies completely unreliable. They were saying that some people were not taking them every day and that some doctors were not giving the right dose. "No Sh Sherlock" If people do not take them every day or docs are giving the wrong dose, then, of course, they won't work. Did they do a study on their health style? I mean, did they smoke? drink too much? ate sugary foods? Pies, chips etc? So many reasons why the Statins did not work.
     
  5. Thomas the Tank

    Thomas the Tank Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't bother it's not important anyway. Well it is I guess if you buy into the "Be Afraid, be very Afraid" syndrome.
     
  6. Thomas the Tank

    Thomas the Tank Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well it keeps researchers in beer money I guess! Can't think of any other reason to check if a worthless treatment is "effective"
     
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