The genesis of that post was my refusal of statins from my doctor.
After reviewing my lipid panel, my doctor said I needed statins because my cholesterol was high, especially my LDL-C. He believed this increased my risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
He assured me, “Statins will lower my LDL-C and my risk of CVD.”
I subsequently refused his offer and gave him three reasons why.
I told him I believed that statins are often ineffective in lowering CVD risk, they’re dangerous, and I don’t need them.
Further, I explained that basing my CVD risk primarily on LDL-C levels was not in accordance with current scientific research.
Ooooh… I got such a look. [Read more…]