Lately I've come across a few articles that question the relationship between Cholesterol and Heart disease. I've also read some articles which states that Statins (Cholesterol lower medication) are not necessary a good thing.
Below are some links to articles about these topics.
The reason for my post is that before my heart attack I didn't have high Cholesterol and even now after the attack my cholesterol is low but I am on statins. The Doctor prescribed it as a precaution after attack and not because I have high cholesterol.
My question is just why take medication if you’re not sick, only for precaution? Isn't a healthy diet and exercise the medicine you really need?
The other day I was at the doctor and suggested that I want to stop using the medication as what I've read and understood from the articles I am doing more damage than good and it is also now proven that if I should have had high Cholesterol it is not necessary a bad thing or the cause of heart attacks. Needless to say the Doc said no, I must still use them.
My question is who to believe? Do I stick with “old school” believes and studies or go with new studies and believes
Would welcome your comments and opinions