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No association between 'bad cholesterol' and elderly deaths, new study says

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http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-06-association-bad-cholesterol-elderly-deaths.html

 

For the geezers among us struggling with high cholesterol.. 

 

"older people with high levels of a certain type of cholesterol, known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C), live as long, and often longer, than their peers with low levels of this same cholesterol."

 

The kids still have to watch it...

 

"For example, why is total cholesterol a factor for cardiovascular disease for young and middle-age people, but not for the elderly? Why do a substantial number of elderly people with high LDL-C live longer than elderly people with low LDL-C?"

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In my opinion Cholesterol has nothing to do with heart problems. If you look at how this came to be fact in the medical profession you will see that it was confused reasoning. Even the guy who's research they used--Ancel Keys --said they had it wrong but they ignored him.

 

Cholesterol is needed by every cell in your body including the brain. Actually there is no way to measure LDL. Only HDL and total cholesterol can be measured and there are other variables besides LDL. Your lab report only gives a guesstimate of your LDL.

 

I have had high cholesterol my whole life. I am now 76 and have never taken a Statin or anything to lower my cholesterol and have never had any kind of heart problems. Now that my diabetes is under control and I've lost weight I'm in better health and have more energy than I had 20 years ago. Frankly if I were to give anyone advice--which I'm not- I'd say concentrate on Diabetes and ignore Cholesterol

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Forget LDL-C. CVD starts very early in life for those of us that eat a relatively high carb agriculture-based diet. We know that even children have the beginnings of the disease by the age of 10 and that the best predictor of death is just age - although oxidized and glycated LDL do have an association. 

 

To reduce your chances of an early death due to CVD you need normal glucose and insulin levels, and the best natural treatment is a low carb diet. That goes double for those of us who have type 2 diabetes. 

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