It seems to make logical sense: Eat a lot of saturated fat and cholesterol and it will clog your arteries, much like greasy sludge clogs the pipes in a kitchen sink. It’s a convenient and vivid image. But it’s also dead wrong because your arteries are nothing like the pipes under your sink. A misguided war on cholesterol is lost from the start. No wonder heart attack becomes the No.1 silent killer.
- There is evidence showing that statins may actually make your heart health worse and only appear effective due to statistical deception
- Statins deplete your body of CoQ10, inhibit synthesis of vitamin K2, and reduce the production of ketone bodies
- Statins increase your risk of serious diseases including cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, musculoskeletal disorders and cataracts