Diabetes, Arterial Calcification and Statin Drugs

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Diabetes, Arterial Calcification and Statin Drugs George is a 54 year old diabetic on statin drug for coronary artery disease. Five years ago, George had an episode of chest pain, which prompted a cardiac cath, during which a stent was … Continue reading

LDL-Cholesterol Does Not Cause Coronary Artery Disease

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 … Continue reading

Evolocumab Are You Joking Me?

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Evolocumab, Are You Joking Me? by Jeffrey Dach MD Ralph is a 48 year old divorce lawyer who arrives in my office with a history of familial hypercholesterolemia.  Every lab panel since he was a kid showed a cholesterol of … Continue reading

Is Your Drug From the Medical Museum?

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Is Your Drug From the Medical Museum? If you are a curious tourist, visit the Medical Museum where you will be shocked with the sight of glass specimen jars filled with tissue samples.  There you will find relics of past … Continue reading

LDL Cholesterol Particle Size and Number What Gives ?

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LDL Particle Size and Particle Number, What Gives? Superiority of Calcium Score Ron is a 72 year old retired engineer, and has a total cholesterol of 174 which hasn’t changed over the seven years we have been following him. This … Continue reading

Cholesterol Levels and Atherosclerosis: Autopsy Studies Show No Correlation

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Cholesterol Levels and Atherosclerosis: Autopsy Studies Show No Correlation By Jeffrey Dach MD Drs William Ware (25) and Uffe Ravnskov(1) have both pointed out an inconvenient truth.  Many autopsy studies dating back to 1936 all show the same finding: cholesterol … Continue reading