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The Great Statin Myth

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Cholesterol, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

The number one most-prescribed drug in America is atorvastatin (Lipitor). More than 21 million people in the U.S. take it to lower their LDL cholesterol.

Nearly 15 million more take other statins such as simvastatin (Zocor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and lovastatin (Mevacor).[1]

With these kind of numbers, you’d think there would be clear and convincing evidence that the drugs worked.

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Chocolate Lowers Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

If there was any doubt before, there should be none now…

Chocolate is good for your heart.

Past studies have shown that chocolate lowers bad cholesterol and prevents atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat.

And now, new research provides perhaps the strongest evidence yet that eating chocolate improves cardiovascular health.

The massive study followed 336,289 people for nine years. It found that eating chocolate more than once a week led to an 8% lower risk of heart disease.

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Big Fat Heart Lie Exposed

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

We’ve been fighting the wrong enemy.

In the war against America’s biggest killer, heart disease, doctors told us for decades that we needed to cut saturated fat.

This, it turns out, is nonsense spawned by bad science.

One of the worst offenders is the 1969 Los Angeles VA Study.[i]

It looked at 850 elderly veterans who were divided into two groups.

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The Full-Fat Dairy Myth Debunked

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

For decades, mainstream doctors warned us to stay away from fatty dairy products. Butter, whole milk, and cheese would clog our arteries, they said.

So those of us worried about heart disease opted for skim milk, if we drank milk at all. And we chose other low-fat dairy products whenever possible.

In recent years, researchers have started to question this conventional “wisdom.”

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If You’re Taking Daily Aspirin, You Need to Read This

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

For years, doctors recommended that seniors take a baby aspirin every day to prevent heart disease. The advice seemed to make sense because aspirin is a blood thinner.

Doctors and patients figured it could stop the blood clots that lead to heart attacks and strokes.  

The only problem is that there were no large, well-designed studies that showed this to be true.

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The ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Myth

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

There is one indicator that doctors look to more than any other to determine if you’re at risk for a heart attack. 

It’s LDL cholesterol. 

For decades, doctors have told us that the best way to prevent heart disease is to keep this so-called “bad” cholesterol low. That’s why, if you have an LDL reading above 150 mg/dL, chances are your doctor will put you on a statin drug to lower your levels.

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