I'm sure many of you saw this article in the Times yesterday.
The absurd part was at the end in the corrections:
"Correction: January 18, 2008: A headline in Business Day on Thursday with an article about research involving two widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs misstated the issue raised by the results. It is whether using drugs to lower cholesterol at all costs is always medically effective, or even safe; there is no question that cholesterol itself can pose dangers."
Wow. Really? No question? None at all? But what if this was in fact false? What then oh, mighty Pfizer? Do you think all these people are nuts?
Fact is ladies and gents, cholesterol is needed for just about every cell function and every cell in the body can create it.
Without cholesterol, we'd be a pool of flotsam.
It is so important, that your body produces over 80% of what we need - only 20% comes from the diet - even less. If you don't eat it your body will produce it. But if you don't eat right and force your body to produce it and because of the way you eat your body can't make enough - your in BIG trouble.
As far as I can tell from my reading on the subject cholesterol not only poses ZERO threat to the body but is as important as the air we breathe.
And the better quality the air, the healthier we will be. So too for cholesterol.
Taking statins to reduce cholesterol in our bodies is akin to removing oxygen from the air making it more difficult to breathe. Who would do that? Pfizer that's who!
I also want to say for shame on the people who take these drugs and have not yet read these books:
The Cholesterol Myths by Uffe Ravnskov M.D. Ph.D
The Great Cholesterol Con by Malcolm Kendrick M.D.
The Protein Power Lifeplan by Michael and Mary Dan Eades M.D.