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Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Is Taking A Statin Drug The Only Solution? by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 20 Jul 2010 5:29pm It’s almost impossible to flip through the channels on your television set these days without seeing some kind of advertisement about what to do about a condition commonly labeled as “high cholesterol.” From Lipitor to Crestor, these popular cholesterol-lowering medications have been highly touted by seemingly intelligent and respectable peo ... Read on »
Death of the Great Cholesterol Diet Fairy Tale, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia, BRCA1/2 Myths, Insulin 101, Cancer and 50 Shades by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Thu 23 May 2013 9:25pm Sorry for the delay.... Old scathing editorial in QJM (hat tip: Peter D'Adamo), by D.D. Adams ' The great cholesterol myth; unfortunate consequences of Brown and Goldstein’s mistake .' The Mistaken Implication of FHC and Elevated Blood Cholesterol Abstract  Following their Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the defective ge ... Read on »
Lowering Your Cholesterol by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance (a lipid ) that is an important part of the outer lining (membrane) of cells in the body of animals. Cholesterol is also found in the blood circulation of humans. The cholesterol in a person's blood originates from two major sources; dietary intake and liver production. Dietary chole ... Read on »
Statin drugs are helping many pe ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:21pm Statin drugs are helping many people lower their cholesterol, but a new study in the February Journal of Lipid Research reveals that statins actually increase the production of another protein that limits their benefit. Proprotein convertase type 9 (PCSK9) has recently gained attention as a key regulator of LDL cholesterol (the "bad" chole ... Read on »
Pfizer “Chewable” Lipitor Approved by EU For Treating Children 10 Years Old and Up by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Jul 2010 8:53am Whether your knew it or not, Lipitor has been approved for use with children for a number of years here in the US as well.  Lipitor is due to come off patent at the end of 2011 and it appears we are seeing some interesting marketing here to try to ensure the blockbuster drug’s continued use.  What’s coming next an inhaled version of the drug o ... Read on »
HDL2 = Quintessional Regression Particle and Ways To Maximize It by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 2:57pm It's true. We do use some statins at TYP. Primarily they may have value until insulin resistant/hyperinsulinemia/Metabolic situations are improved via diet, hormone, vitamin D, and exercise/wt loss. Also they may have a role for FH (familial hypercholesterolemia) again until diet/lifestyles/vitamin D kick in. Statins are by no means mandatory ... Read on »
'Doc' Describes Me As A 'Dead Man Walking' Because Of My Elevated LDL Cholesterol by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 10:53pm One of the risks that I willingly take blogging about health as someone who has not been trained in either medicine or nutrition is the fact that there are a whole lot of people who are much more intelligent than I am about the subjects I write about. It's just a fact of life that I've lived with since day one of my blog more than three ... Read on »
The people enrolled were no long ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:19pm The people enrolled were no longer the correct population for the study... there are additional studies going on with other populations....BD  WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- Merck & Co., Inc. today announced the discontinuation of ACHIEVE (An Assessment of Coronary Health Using an Intima-Media Thickness Endpoint for Vascular Effects), an imag ... Read on »
Cholesterol and Statins: Part I by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Fri 01 Mar 2013 12:00am Cholesterol & Statins (Part I) by Yusuf M. Saleeby, MD to be published in American Fitness magazine (Jan/Feb 2013) Today when one hears the word “cholesterol” it conjures up thoughts of “something bad”.  Whether we hear about a cholesterol level over 200 from a neighbor, or one of many TV shows preaching the avoidance of c ... Read on »
What a Morning! by Tri Mommy Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:21pm Today is a rest day... as is tomorrow, but that's only because Mr. Darcy is out of town as of this evening and won't be back until late Saturday and I had to take Angelfish for her bloodwork this morning. If I get a chance today, I'm going to try to make it to the LA Fitness and swim the workout I missed on Monday. I mentioned that I had to t ... Read on »