One American in four over age 40 is now taking a statin drug, believing it is necessary to avoid heart disease. Dr. David Diamond, Professor of Psychology, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida and a scientific research career at the Tampa VA Hospital, says it’s just bad science. In a recent interview Dr. Joseph Mercola, Diamond told how his personal experience led him to that conclusion.
Fifteen years, Dr. Diamond took a medical exam to qualify for life insurance. He learned your triglyceride level was 750 (the recommended level ranges from less than 100 to a maximum of 150), and HDL ( “good cholesterol”) was 20 to 25 (of doctors recommend a level above 40 or 50). He was told that it was 15 times greater risk of heart attack compared to someone with optimal lipid. His doctor suggested exercise, and encouraged him to follow the American Heart Association recommends a diet low in fat.
Six months later, their numbers had not improved. After five years of implementation, the doctor sat down and said: “It’s been good time You have done everything possible, but diet and exercise alone has not worked for you it is time for you to go in.. medication. “He recommended a statin drug.
Before filling the prescription, Dr. Diamond embarked on his own research project. it says:
Well, the first paper looked indicated that triglycerides are mainly produced in excess carbohydrates, especially glucose and fructose. And as to the levels of HDL, it is an association of low HDL levels in people who have blood sugar.
There was no clear relationship of carbohydrates in the diet for triglycerides and HDL. I was surprised by this. This was the first of many epiphanies I had while cholesterol, diet and heart disease is studied.
I realized that what I had to do is not to prevent fat; You should avoid carbohydrates!
The few studies that initially read, and the thousands more who have already read, convinced of the relationship between the consumption of carbohydrates, blood sugar and triglycerides. It was decided to reduce its non-carbohydrate vegetables, and he stopped worrying about saturated fat. After remaining static for five years, their triglycerides fell from 800 to 150, and HDL increased from 30 to 50. The changes were made with diet alone.
weighing his own experience, Dr. Mercola said he had treated many patients whose triglycerides were as high as 1,500 to 2,000. By reducing carbohydrates, these patients were able to achieve a drastic reduction.
Dr. Mercola emphasized: “So the good news about high triglycerides is that you can achieve a quick reversal by changing your diet.”