USE OF STATIN DRUGS – (04-24-06)

Assessment of the longer-term effects of a dietary portfolio of cholesterol-lowering foods in hypercholesterolemia

Look at the conclusion of this study. Basically, the consumption of a variety of cholesterol lowering foods was just as effective as the use of statin drugs. If this is the case, then why do we still see such a huge push to medicate all patients with a pulse and a cholesterol level a hair over 200 mg/dl? I think part of the problem is that doctors don’t feel the patients will comply with a healthier diet.

Personally, I don’t think any physician has a right to decide for a patient, but that doctor better damn well given the patient their options available so the patient can make the decision themselves.

Read entire article here

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.