365 Ways #231–just a thought
#231--Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a 30 year follow-up on the Framingham Massachusetts heart revealed a finding which might surprise most people. It concludes that after the age of 50 high cholesterol is correlated with longevity. More interesting, perhaps, is that falling cholesterol is correlated with mortality. Since cholesterol is a key component of every cell in the body; since it acts as an antioxidant; and since cholesterol is the substrate of steroid hormones that naturally decline with age, people may want to question their doctors' reasoning for prescribing them statin drugs.
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