It’s Your Body

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
William Osler-scientist

After yesterdays rant on government and do-gooder interference into private lives, I stumbled on an article on Shaw’s Eco-Logic http://ecologic.typepad.com/shaws_ecologic/2011/01/are-you-kidding-yourself.html, which illustrates what I meant. The posting is on unfounded fear mongering about cholesterol. Along with the excellent post, there are some invaluable links to additional sites supplying research statistics. While it can be proven that statin drugs can reduce cholesterol, there is no research that shows lowering cholesterol reduces the likelihood of heart disease, or influences health at all.

I was already aware of the false cholesterol findings through Junkfood Science http://junkfoodscience.blogspot.com/, but what I want to get through is, be your own advocate. Do not take anyone else’s word on things that pertain to you personally.

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Published in: on January 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Thanks for the link!


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