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Why do pharmaceutical companies scare people into cholesterol lowering drugs when multiple studies have shown that high cholesterol has absolutely nothing to do with heart disease?


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2013-03-13 21:16:37
2013-03-13 21:16:37

It's All About Money!

  • That's how the pharmaceutical companies get paid...through fear.
  • The answer is simple. Drug companies make money by selling drugs to combat high cholesterol. If they told the truth, they would not collect the money for the drugs. It's not just the cholesterol drugs, either. It's a very large number of drugs! To the drug companies, and many others in the medical field, the bottom line is not about health and healing, it is about putting LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY in their pockets.

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In fact, HDL and LDL, which are the usual components measured when testing cholesterol, are not cholesterol at all. They are lipoproteins. So if your HDL number comes back high, it means your "High Density Lipoprotein" levels are high. Not your cholesterol.

Remember: THERE IS NO CORRELATION BETWEEN HEART DISEASE AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL!! 60% OF HEART ATTACK PATIENTS HAVE "LOW CHOLESTEROL" LEVELS!! (And yes, I am yelling, so that everyone can hear me!)

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