Statin Drugs in American Medicine

I came across this article the other day that I think you may find interesting:   One cardiologist’s mission to reduce statin use for cholesterol

One cardiologist’s mission to reduce statin use for cholesterol By Dr. Elizabeth Klodas High cholesterol? Here’s a pill. High blood pressure? Here’s two pills. High blood sugar? Here’s…

Unlike others, this doctor has a line of foods (Step One Foods) that supplement your diet and have been clinically proven to reduce LDL by an average of 24% without the use of statins.  This is huge for those who either can’t or won’t take statins due to the side effects.  Personally, I’m hoping I can simply change my diet sufficiently to accomplish the same results, but it’s encouraging to know there are options available that may make this easier.  This article is fairly brief, but I’ve never yet encountered a more concise explanation of how American medicine got to where we are today WRT (With Respect To) statins.  

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