You would never know it by watching the TV commercials for the cholesterol drugs but medical reports overwhelmingly recommend lifestyle and dietary changes before the drugs are prescribed. Here is a sample of a few of those articles:
American Journal of Cardiology in 2004, “National guidelines have promulgated therapeutic lifestyle changes as a standard of [...]
Exactly How to lower Cholesterol without Medication?
According to a report by NDC Health which tracks health care trends, statin drugs like Lipitor and Zocor, although highly promoted on TV, have been stopped after four months by two thirds of people for whom they were prescribed. So why are people stopping their statin drugs? Sometimes it’s [...]
The Metabolic Syndrome
The medical journal Diabetes Care in 2004 stated, “Individuals in the upper normal-weight and slightly overweight BMI range (i.e. BMI of 24-27) have a relatively high prevalence and are at increased risk of having the metabolic syndrome. Therefore, screening in individuals with normal or slightly elevated BMI is important in the prevention of [...]
In these excerpts from his interview with KQED’s science and environment series QUEST, cardiologist Dean Ornish talks about heart health, diet and his findings on how to reverse heart disease.
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How you can Lower your Cholesterol Naturally
Earlier this year the FDA issued an official warning to physicians that statin drugs like Lipitor and Crestor pose a “small risk” for increasing diabetes and memory loss. They said to discuss these risks with your doctor but don’t stop taking your medicine. In the studies, the risk was [...]