Common Heart Advice Ups Stroke Risk 169%
These days, bad medical advice is like a bad penny.
It just keeps turning up.
I hear it from my patients all the time, and I do my best to educate them – as well as my readers like you – about medical truths based on real scientific evidence.
That’s why today, I have an important warning for you that you don’t want to miss.
It’s about a piece of common medical advice – and a major drug that goes along with it – that could be increasing your risk of stroke by a whopping 169%.
With all the bad press it gets from the medical community, you’d think that cholesterol is a four-letter word.
Everyone is scared to death of it – and the pharmaceutical companies that sell cholesterol-lowering drugs have convinced people it’s the root of the heart disease epidemic.
But I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… your body needs cholesterol!
It is necessary for countless processes in our bodies that affect everything from your heart to your brain.
Now, this latest study published in Neurology shows just how dangerous it is when your cholesterol is too low.
Researchers examined data on nearly 100,000 people who did not have a history of stroke, heart attack, or cancer. They measured their LDL cholesterol at the beginning of the study, and then every year for 9 years.
The results showed that people whose cholesterol levels were below 70 mg/dl had a significantly higher risk of having a hemorrhagic stroke than those with levels 70 mg/dl or higher.
And those with levels of 50 or below had an alarming 169% higher risk of having a stroke (compared to those whose levels were between 70-99 mg/dl).
The medical establishment says to aim for levels of around 100 mg/dl – and LOWER for people who have a higher risk of heart disease.
But from this study, it’s clear that the lower you go, the higher your stroke risk.
Here’s the good news in all of this.
If you’re taking statins and concerned about your stroke risk, don’t worry… because studies show that statins don’t work anyway!
A study published in the journal Heart showed that most people who take statins experience “suboptimal” lowering of their cholesterol.
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