Out of an abundance of caution, because of my family’s cardiac-history, I’ve attended a brilliant cardiologist for more than 20 years now. At that time medical protocol orientation to LDL Cholesterol as key marker.
It still is!
I encouraged a CAC scan. Despite then radiation issues (in my mind!). But now that far less harmful!
Resulting in high CAC score, accept advice for respect for continual Statin prescription.
BUT another concern! My GP, with a similar British background. Even the same University and Medical School!
He, despite intense exercise and extremely high Statin precautionary intake of Lipitor, suddenly needing a bypass!
My own high CAC score then persuasive to continue with Statins. But side effects, such as cramping.
Result? Own research causing cessation of Statin Use!
Am I right!?
Means that usually, the condition is progressive over years or even decades.
necessary now: a severe curtailment of sugars, fructose and carbs.
Also, implement as many health modalities within reason.
World general rise in Obesity, symptomatic of diabetes without appropriate INSULIN (not sugars) testing for early recognition.
Mercola’s summary is excellent… a 2018 review shows substantial evidence that total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol are not an indication of heart attack risk.
AND statin treatment was of ‘doubtful benefit’ as primary prevention!
Worrying that absolute risk means: 100 people with Statins over 5 years translate into one person one less heart attack!
Further that there’s plenty of evidence suggesting that higher cholesterol may actually be healthier than lower levels.
In primary prevention trials (studies in which statins are used as the primary prevention for CVD)…
death postponement between a negative five days (meaning they died five days sooner than the control group) and negative 19 days!
In secondary prevention trials, death postponement between a negative 10 days and 27 days.
Further median postponement of death in primary prevention trials 3.2 days. And in secondary prevention trials 4.1 days.