[vc_row][vc_column][vcex_heading text="1 in 4 US Adults Over 45 Takes a Statin Drug for Cholesterol." color="#5cc1ed"][vc_separator css=".vc_custom_1486410013387{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="773"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vcex_teaser heading="Statin Drugs are Associated with Weight Gain" img_size="full" heading_color="#5cc1ed"]People taking statins gain 10 pounds more than matched health people who do not take a statin in a 10 year time period. Sugiyama et al, JAMA Internal Medicine 2014 (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine)[/vcex_teaser][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1486411525557{padding-top: 0px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text]Dietary factors have the most impact on our cholesterol. Interestingly, it is not the cholesterol containing foods that have this impact. Instead, other, surprising foods contribute most to elevating our cholesterol levels. These foods are easy to avoid. For more information on why eating the healthy foods, including grass fed meat and eggs, leads to healthy cholesterol levels read the Cholesterol chapter in eBook.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1486411452006{padding-top: 0px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="807"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_column_text]
Fish oil has been found to be 11% more effective in preventing death as the Statin (atorvastatin or Lipitor) family of cholesterol lowering drugs.  -Studer et al, Archives of Internal Medicine 2005.
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  • Increasing trans fat by just 2% in the diet increases the risk of heart disease by 95%.

  • Replacing just 5% of calories with monounsaturated fats (olive oil) reduce risk of heart disease by 90%.

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