LDL-Cholesterol Does Not Cause Coronary Artery Disease
by Jeffrey Dach MD
My new book on prevention of cardiovascular disease entitled “Heart Book” came out on Amazon in August 2018. About the same time, an article by Dr Uffe Ravnskov appeared in Expert Review in Clin Pharm entitled, “LDL-C does not cause cardiovascular disease” which summarizes nicely many of the points made in my book. Here is a quote from the conclusion of the article:(1)
The idea that high cholesterol levels in the blood are the main cause of CVD is impossible because people with low levels become just as atherosclerotic as people with high levels and their risk of suffering from CVD is the same or higher. The cholesterol hypothesis has been kept alive for decades by reviewers who have used misleading statistics, excluded the results from unsuccessful trials and ignored numerous contradictory observations…
It is important to emphasize that LDL participates in the immune system by adhering to and inactivating all kinds of microorganisms and their toxic products and that many observations and experiments have incriminated infections as a possible causal factor of CVD , and our results indicate that there may be better methods than cholesterol lowering to prevent atherosclerosis and CVD.(note CVD=cardiovascular disease) (1)
For more on this, take a look at my new book, “Heart Book” (left image cover).
Jeffrey Dach MD
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