Worried about Statins and Memory Loss?  What’s a Normal Cholesterol Reading?

Researchers are linking statins and memory loss, and as they are connecting the dots, they are finding that it’s the people with LOW cholesterol who are dying from cardiovascular disease, NOT the people with HIGH cholesterol!

That’s right, don’t rub your eyes. You are seeing this right. LOW cholesterol not only causes mental problems but it is also being linked to getting a stroke!

  • Low cholesterol was shown to be related to poor mental function AND to Alzheimers disease in a UK study years ago, and more studies have followed. (J Nutr Health Aging. 2002;6(5):320-3.)
  • Japanese researchers also found that people with low cholesterol had significantly higher risk of dying from a stroke -- and from heart disease as well as from cancer!

Why is this upside down from what we have been told?  What is LDL cholesterol anyways? Why is cholesterol NOT “bad” after all?

Watch this Video of Dr. Ron Rosedale explaining the cholesterol myth:

Statins and Memory Loss Explained:

Why do you need cholesterol?

  • Cholesterol is one of the main building blocks for your body to make new cells – that includes brain cells as well as hormones such as thyroid, testosterone, estrogen, cortisol, etc.

So why NOT take statins for prevention? Here’s the bad news!

  • There are studies showing HIGH cholesterol NOT to be risk factor for dying from cardio vascular disease, but instead, LOW cholesterol is related to a HIGH DEATH RATE from heart disease (CVD), especially the risk of getting a stroke.

See the study called:  "Low cholesterol is associated with mortality from stroke, heart disease, and cancer.

  • Rates of heart failure have increased astronomically since statins are being widely used.  See statins side effects: Statins and muscle Pain.

Taking cholesterol medications for prevention, according to many doctors and researchers, is NOT such a good idea after all!

What’s a Normal Cholesterol Reading?

By now you will want to know what’s a normal cholesterol reading.

The trouble is that knowing the number will cause you stress and it does not tell you much about YOU.

The number your doctor uses is 200, but that is a small part of the puzzle. You have to look at the big picture to know if it is a danger.  

  • Certainly we know that getting it below 150 is unhealthy. If you have it as low as 100 it is a sign you are going to die. Just the idea that all you have to take a pill is very misleading. It does NOT solve your problem.

What’s a healthy cholesterol range?

Watch this VIDEO of Dr. Vincent Bellonzi explaining the normal cholesterol rangewhat is a healthy cholesterol range and why you are NOT SAFE, even when you are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs for prevention:

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