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Walk off the Cholesterol and Increase Cognitive memory

If you hear a little voice inside say, "Go for a walk," that might be your brain telling you what it needs.
I've just come across two new studies that reveal how the simple act of taking a walk each day may offer significant protection from one of the most feared of all health problems.

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health conducted the first study.

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Cognitive decline is a symptom that signals the possible onset of Alzheimer's disease, which is the leading cause of dementia among aging adults. In September, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published two studies that specifically address the effects of light exercise on cognitive decline in older women and dementia in elderly men.

In the conclusion to the study, the Harvard team wrote that significantly better cognitive function and less cognitive decline were both strongly associated with "long-term regular physical activity, including walking."

Lead researcher, Jennifer Weuve, ScD., told Internet Broadcasting Systems that women who walked two to three hours at an easy pace each week "performed significantly better on these tests of cognition than women who walked less than one hour per week." And even less cognitive decline was noted in women who walked six or more hours each week.

These results reminded me of another benefit of regular walking among women. In the e-Alert "Second Pass" (4/5/04), I told you about a six-year breast cancer study that included data on more than 74,000 women over the age of 50. Researchers found that women who exercise regularly have lower breast cancer rates. And in many cases, only a couple of hours of brisk walking each week may provide enough exercise to reduce breast cancer risk.

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In the second JAMA study, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine looked at the association between walking exercise and the risk of dementia in men aged 71 to 93.

The Virginia team collected three years of exercise data on more than 2,200 men enrolled in the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study. At the outset of the study, none of the men had been diagnosed with dementia or conditions that would prevent them from walking (such as stroke or Parkinson's disease). Over the course of several years, two follow up examinations were conducted to assess neurological health.

Almost 160 of the men developed dementia during the study period. Researchers found that men who walked between a quarter mile and one mile per day had a lower risk of dementia than those who walked less than a quarter mile each day. But in the case of this study, more was clearly better because men who walked less than a quarter mile per day had nearly TWICE the risk of dementia compared to those who walked more than two miles each day.

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What is it about taking a daily walk that might prevent cognitive decline and dementia?

It could have something to do with cholesterol's association to Alzheimer's disease. Previous research has suggested that high cholesterol levels may increase the level of a certain protein that is abnormally processed by people with Alzheimer's disease. This abnormal processing sets off a chain reaction that causes a peptide to accumulate and form tangles that can kill brain cells.

A Georgetown University Medical Center study showed how high cholesterol levels significantly increase the rate at which these tangles are formed. In addition, the researchers concluded that high cholesterol also increases the production of a different protein that transports cholesterol out of the cell. And while that's a normal function, in this situation it results in an unfortunate increase of free cholesterol, which has a toxic effect on nerve cells.

Of course, daily exercise is one of the best and safest ways to control cholesterol levels. Neither the Harvard nor the Virginia researchers speculated on why regular exercise through walking might have helped prevent cognitive decline and dementia, but it seems likely that reducing cholesterol levels may have come into play.

Pauline Robinson is a Nutritional and Metabolic Bio Typing Consultant for HealthSmart Nutrition
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Heart disease is the number one killer in the Western world today. More than 40% of men will die from it. What is particularly disturbing is that strokes and heart attacks are becoming much more common in younger men. Witness the recent death of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile, who was felled in his prime, only 33 years old. Although it seems counterintuitive, athletes, in fact, can be even more vulnerable than the average person.

These free radicals cause tremendous amounts of damage to the body with devastating effects, one of which is elevating their cholesterol.

When men engage in vigorous exercise, they create an excess of free radicals. But taking a powerful antioxidant such as Total Balance, available at http://www.InstantEnergyBoost.com, will help neutralize these free radicals before damage occurs. Nowadays, due to lifestyles, diet, and the deeper understanding in the role that genetics plays, younger men should be acutely aware of the importance of keeping their cholesterol at optimum levels.

As an indication of this importance, one of the major pharmaceutical companies is even in the process of seeking FDA approval to provide a statin drug to children to lower their cholesterol. Elevated cholesterol is considered the best "marker" for potential heart disease and it is a condition that 1 in 4 people have.

In order to prevent future problems, it is widely recommended that you check your cholesterol levels and if they're "out of line," take action to normalize them -- regardless of your age.

Are you at risk?
A common misconception is that people with high cholesterol must be overweight or subsist on a diet of greasy burgers and fries. The truth is that the amount of cholesterol you have in your bloodstream is not directly related to your diet. I will explain why momentarily.

Another prevailing and incorrect view is that only older people need worry about their cholesterol levels. The reality is that having a predisposition to high cholesterol and heart disease are genetically influenced factors.

Elevated cholesterol levels can stalk even young men and women who are in seemingly good shape and otherwise take care of themselves. Indeed, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute advocates that the young, middle-aged, and old lower their cholesterol, whether it be to prevent heart disease, or because they already have it.

Therefore it's important to know your family history and, accordingly, take prevention to ensure the health of your heart for many years to come. But first, what exactly is this "silent killer" known as cholesterol?

What is cholesterol?
It is important to understand that cholesterol itself is essential to good health. Cholesterol is a non-soluble waxy substance that your body needs for making hormones, cell walls and nerve sheaths. However, there are two forms of cholesterol. One form is called LDL -- or the "bad" cholesterol -- and the other is HDL -- or the "good" cholesterol.

LDL transports the cholesterol to your cells, whereas HDL travels around in your bloodstream picking up excess cholesterol and taking it back to your liver for reprocessing, functioning as a "garbage collector" of sorts. Too much LDL creates the risk of clogging up your arteries, which can lead to heart failure or stroke; not enough HDL will result in the same problem due to inadequate "housekeeping."

Therefore, the most important figure to examine is not your total cholesterol per se, but the ratio between the LDL and HDL readings, and the levels of each type. You want the LDL as low as possible and the HDL as high as possible.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends that everyone over 20 have their cholesterol checked every 5 years. For optimal health, total cholesterol should be less than 200, whereas the LDL cholesterol remains at less than 100, and the HDL greater than 60.

How's your diet?
Diet does not impact on your cholesterol levels as much as you think it does. It is not that extra egg you have for breakfast that raises your cholesterol appreciably.

This is because around 80% of your blood cholesterol is manufactured by your liver.

To improve your cholesterol levels, you must both slow down the manufacture of cholesterol, and reduce the oxidation of LDL while raising your HDL.

Apart from normal, sensible lifestyle improvements such as better nutrition and more exercise, there are a couple of proven strategies to return your cholesterol to its optimal level.

Option 1: Prescription Drugs
A range of drugs known as "statins" are widely used in the US and other Western countries. In fact, they are currently the most prescribed medicine in the world.

These drugs work by blocking an enzyme that the liver needs for the manufacture of cholesterol. They have been proven effective in reducing levels of LDL, but unfortunately they will not raise levels of HDL (the good cholesterol). The downside is that there are a large number of negative side effects such as liver damage, fatigue, upset stomach, abdominal pains and cramps, gas and constipation, and in the case of one statin drug -- "Baycol" -- large numbers of deaths.

An investigation into the side effect of statin drugs is being conducted by the National Institute of Health. Discuss the pros and cons of this medication very carefully with your physician in the event of a statin drug being prescribed for you.

There is another treatment that has nothing but beneficial side effects...

Option 2: Natural Treatments
Even though the general public hears very little about them, there are effective natural alternatives to lowering one's cholesterol, and such therapies exhibit no side effects.

One such brand is Xtend-Life Natural Cholesterol Formula , available at http://www.InstantEnergyBoost.com The fascinating aspect of some of these natural options is that some of the natural ingredients being used have been proven to consistently and significantly outperform the statin drugs in dozens of double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials and studies. And with no negative side effects. (The only side effects reported were weight loss.)

What to look for
Two key ingredients to look for in any natural cholesterol product are Policosanol and Guggulipid Extract. Policosanol is an extract from sugar cane wax and has been the subject of multiple clinical trials, all of which have outperformed the statins.

Guggulipid, on the other hand, is an ancient herb from India extracted from the guggul tree. "The gum resin of the guggul tree has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine since approximately 600 BC to treat a wide variety of ailments, including obesity and [cholesterol] disorders," writes author David D. Moore, Ph.D., and professor of molecular and cell biology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Moore goes on to state, "It really does lower cholesterol in a number of clinical studies..." What Moore didn't mention was that studies show an interesting added benefit from Guggulipid: it has been more effective than prescription tetracycline when used orally for treating nodulocystic acne.

It also assists in the lowering of Triglycerides and weight loss.

Know what you're buying
With all of these benefits, it would seem that finding any natural formula containing these two ingredients is a sure bet. But take caution; there are many products currently on the market claiming to use policosanol to lower cholesterol, but are in fact using octacosanol, which is an incomplete form of policosanol. Octacosanol does not exhibit the same results as true policosanol in clinical trials.

The Xtend-Life Natural Cholesterol Formula uses only the genuine policosanol extracted from sugar cane wax. When it comes to your heart's health and longevity, don't settle for sub-par supplements.

 

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Control Cholesterol Naturally

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Blood Cholesterol is produced by our body for several purposes.

In some people it is produced more than is required by our body, especially when the diet contains saturated fats. Saturated fats in the diet force the body to make too much cholesterol. The cholesterol may become high when our diet is rich in saturated fats that are found only in animal products. Plant foods do not contain any cholesterol,but the animal foods are loaded with cholesterol and fats. Most of the fast foods are very rich in fats, monounsaturated fats. If you eatlot of meats and fast foods, then the chances are that you have high colesterol. You should get your blood cholesterol checked. Remember that without your blood cholesterol report, you can not know if you have high cholesterol.

Blood cholesterol can be both good and bad. There are two types of cholesterol: LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol & HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol. The LDL cholesterol is known as "bad cholesterol" because it gets deposited on the walls of the arteries as plaque, and restricting the flow of the blood. The HDL cholesterol, known as the "good cholesterol" helps remove the plaque from the arteries. Both the types of cholesterol are produced by our body for certain functions and are always present in our blood. The problem arises when the cholesterol is produced more than is required by our body. The following are the desirable levels of cholesterol in adults:

Total Cholesterol: below 200 mg/dl LDL cholesterol: less than 130 mg/dL HDL cholesterol: more than 35mg/dL
HDL cholesterol of less than 35mg/dL is a risk factor for heart disease, even if your total cholesterol is within limits. Both LDL and HDL cholesterol can be improved with regular exercise and eating low fat cholesterol friendly foods.

To take better care of your heart and reducing your risk for heart attack, you must understand the complete facts about cholesterol and how to control cholesterol.

Note that you do not always need to take medication for controlling your cholesterol. There are several natural heart friendly foods that are good for controlling cholesterol without any medication. Good eating habits and some exercise can lower cholesterol and triglycerides naturally.

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When most people think of cholesterol, they think of the waxy fat-like substance that is found in many of the foods we eat. Often feared, the truth is that cholesterol is needed by the body for a number of different things. For example it is used in the manufacture and maintenance of strong cell walls, it is critical for hormone and vitamin D production, it even is used to coat the nerve cells in the body.

Cholesterol is found in meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products. In Fact, our bodies produce cholesterol all by itself, all the cholesterol we need to live a healthy, happy life. Cholesterol is produced primarily by the liver, but small amounts of it are also manufactured by the cells in our bodies. This production of cholesterol by our bodies is the reason why some individuals, who consume a low cholesterol diet, still experience high cholesterol levels.

While elevated cholesterol levels present no signs or symptoms on their own, elevated levels have been identified as a significant risk factor in health concerns such as arteriosclerosis and heart disease. Clinically, doctors recommend that blood cholesterol levels (the amount of cholesterol circulating in our blood) be no greater than 200mg/dl, with a total level of 180mg/dl being optimal.

Our total cholesterol is broken down into 3 separate components: HDL (high density lipoproteins), LDL (low density lipoproteins) and VLDL (very low density lipoproteins). Our HDL cholesterol is known as the "good" cholesterol. It functions to remove cholesterol from the blood and blood vessel walls, where it returns it to the liver for elimination. Our LDL and VLDL cholesterol are considered to be harmful to the body, because it carries cholesterol into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, it can be deposited on the artery walls, which promotes arteriosclerosis.

Doctors are not beginning to recognize a relationship between our HDL and LDL cholesterol and many feel that this ratio may be a better indicator of our health risk than our total cholesterol numbers. The goal is to keep the ratio below 5:1; the optimum ratio is 3.5:1. Regardless of your heart risk ratio, however, individuals who have a total cholesterol level of over 275mg/dl are still considered at risk for heart disease, despite high HDL levels.

Recommendations For Wellness
Incorporate a regular exercise program into your daily routine. In addition to increasing your HDL cholesterol, thus improving your heart risk ratio, exercise helps strengthen your heart muscle, reduce your blood pressure and helps you take off a couple of pound.

Try a vegetarian diet. Historically, individuals who consumed a purely vegetarian diet had lower cholesterol levels.

Reduce or eliminate foods that contain high saturated fats such as beef, pork, cheese, butter and ice cream. If eating chicken, remove the skin to additionally reduce your fat intake.

Use olive oil instead of butter. Olive oil can help to reduce LDL cholesterol from the body.
Eating a diet high in fatty acids such as those found in fish, or supplementing with Omega 3 oil has been shown to increase HDL cholesterol and protect the heart against heart disease.

Fiber, fiber, fiber! Eating high fiber foods such as beans, whole grains, fruits and vegetables have been shown to lower cholesterol levels. You can also supplement with other forms of soluble fiber such as glucomannan, psyllium hulls, apple fiber, oat bran, guar gum and acacia gum.

Guggul lipid is an herb native to India and has been used for a long time in Ayuvedic medicine to help maintain healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Niacin, vitamin B3, has been proven to lower cholesterol levels. Niacin has been prescribed in higher doses by many doctors to help lower cholesterol. Niacin, however has a number of side effects which can include: flushing of the skin (due to dilating blood vessels), itching, head aches, cramps, nausea and skin eruptions. Another form of vitamin B3, niacinamide, does not affect cholesterol levels.

Green tea has also been show to lower total cholesterol levels by decreasing LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL.
Lecithin enables fats, such as cholesterol, to be dispersed in water and removed from the body. This can help to prevent fatty buildup in the arteries

Vitamin C and vitamin E appear to protect LDL cholesterol from damage. Most cardiologists believe that only damaged LDL increases the risk of heart disease.

 

Dr. Rita Louise, Ph.D. is a Naturopathic Physician and a 20-year veteran in the Human Potential Field, but it is her unique gift as a medical intuitive that illuminates and enlivens her work. You can contact Dr. Louise vy visiting her web page at http://www.soulhealer.com.

 

THE CHOLESTEROL MYTH- IT COULD COST YOU DEARLY

 

Heart disease is the number one killer in the US today. Who is at risk? Well, consider this: NBC television reported in Feb 10 1997, that the risk of cardiovascular disease starts early in life. In fact, research at Louisiana State University found that the risk of heart disease starts early -as early as 5 years old! What is the major cause of heart disease? High cholesterol? Well NOT NECESSARILY. If high cholesterol were the major cause of heart disease, the bear and other hybernating animals should have been extinct ; their cholesterol, at least during the winter, is over 350! Research work by Dr Matthias Rath, a cardiovascular expert and an associate of Dr Linus Pauling, proved that the major cause of heart diseases [heart attack, strokes, clogged arteries] is POOR NUTRITION! In this groundbreaking work, Dr Rath found that supplementation with a combination of some special vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants could prevent, reverse, and correct cardiovascular problems. Over many years of poor nutrition, lessions develop in the arteries. The body deposits lipoproteins at the damage sites to repair the damage.

 

This constant "tear and repair" results in layers of cholesterol deposited in the arteries, eventually blocking them. And the consequencies as we know, is tragic. Dr Rath's research has been comfirmed by other researchers. Dr Passwater's research in the 70s found that the risk of strokes and heart attacks is not so much as the amount of cholesterol in the bloodstream, as POOR NUTRITION. He also found that some vitamins actually raise good cholesterol levels. In addition, epidemiological research has proved that people with low blood selenium, are 2-3 times at risk of heart disease than those with adequate selenium levels. Selenium is very important, especially to men: about half of their body selenium is in their sperm store. Selenium lowers the risk of prostate, colon, rectal and lung cancer-Science News Jan 4 1997. Dr Rudolph Riermers of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Dr Fred Gey of the University of Berne in Switzerland, found that people with adequate levels of beta carotene, vitamin C and particularly vitamin E are "less likely to experience clinical symptoms of heart disease."

 

The arteries are prevented from undergoing "oxidative stress" with the help of these nutrients. These findings have been confirmed in Japan, Italy, Finland etc. These researches confirmed Dr Rath's findings-that cardiovascular diseases are NOT NECESSARILY caused by blood cholesterol but by POOR NUTRITION. You would think that this good news would be shouted from every rooftop. Do'nt bet on it. Cholesterol lowering drugs are been aggressively marketed. But most cholesterol lowering drugs are carcinogenic! The FDA knew this a long time ago. Not only that, cholesterol lowering drugs depletes the body's CoenzymeQ10 supply.CoQ10 is an important heart nutrient. It's lowering can actually trigger more heart attacks. But there is good news in all of this- the fact that there are some things we can do to enhance our chances of beating the number one killer in America- with adequate information and involvement in our own well being. This article could be reprinted only on the condition that the author is given the proper credit, and resource info is included and clickable

 

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The Eight Week Cholesterol Challenge

When I first started down this path I was looking for something to reduce my cholesterol levels without giving me a heart attack. My doctor recommended Lipitor, but I had read an article in the American Heart Associations web site that indicated Lipitor and other statin drugs may possibly be worse for me than my high cholesterol. (The article that I read is here: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3001036 )

Subsequent research led me to two compounds that have been clinically proven to improve cholesterol levels without side effects. Being a chemical engineer myself, I was skeptical about any claim that did not have sufficient research behind it. However, the two compounds that I found have been clinically verified to be effective in improving cholesterol levels. It was these two compounds that have dramatically changed my condition, and motivated me to solicit this challenge.

What are the two compounds?

Well, the first is niacin. That's right, the inexpensive mineral that is occasionally listed on the food label of our bread, breakfast cereal, sports drinks, or other enriched food. The other compound is pantethine. Strangely enough, pantethine is a compound that our body makes as it created Co-Enzyme A which eventually creates cholesterol.

Between these two chemicals, extensive research has demonstrated dramatic, statin-like, effects on cholesterol levels. In addition, because they are already needed by your body, the two compounds don't create the dangerous side effects that have been demonstrated with statins.

The two compounds act together to balance out the levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol and good (HDL) cholesterol in your blood stream. Clinical trials have demonstrated that niacin is effective in reducing the level of bad cholesterol in your blood stream. In addition, clinical trial on pantethine in Japan have demonstrated that the compound significantly improves the level of good (HDL) cholesterol in your blood stream. Subsequently, the combination of the two may have an amazing effect on your overall cholesterol level.

So what is the challenge? If your doctor have recommended that you lower your cholesterol level or worse, is threatening to put you on a statin drug. Try using these compounds instead. For eight weeks, on a daily basis take 500 mg of pantethine and 400 mg of niacin and see what effect it has on your cholesterol level. I know you will be as pleasantly surprised as I was

These compounds are effective, and there is data to back up that claim. However, a word of caution, with niacin. When you go to the drug store or natural foods market, make sure you buy niacin that is labeled time-release. Niacin is effective on cholesterol, but niacin supplements have a harmless side effect known as a niacin flush. This is the equivalent to a vitamin hot flash. Although harmless, a niacin flush can be uncomfortable for about a half hour. If the form of niacin that you take is not in a time-release dosage, a niacin flush may ensue. So be wary. Other than that, with any supplement do not exceed the recommended dosage.

If you have questions about the two compounds, do what I did. Start with research on the net, then move to reading clinical abstracts and reports. Just remember the challenge. I challenge you to lower your cholesterol to a healthy level without using a statin drug. Good health and good luck

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Barrett Niehus is a principal of IP Ware http://www.freetrainer.com and a technical associate of Compound Solutions http://www.compoundsolutions.com in Escondido, California.

The Cholesterol Solution

Is there an alternative to statin drugs such as Lipitor and Pravachol?

If yes, does it have any side effects?

Physicians are facing these questions each day however, most have bought into the drug companies marketing, and have not done the research for themselves. The truth is that there a number of naturally-occurring compounds that will work as well as, or better than, these multi-million dollar drugs. These compounds are found naturally in our bodies, or are found in nature. They don't cause the side effects commonly found with statins, and are much safer to use. These compounds have been clinically shown to improve cholesterol levels without the heart damaging side effects found with statin drugs.

 

Questionnaires were used to assess physical activity levels and exercise patterns for more than 18,700 women, aged 70 to 81 years. The questionnaires covered a minimum of nine years, and were followed up with two telephone interviews with each subject to assess cognitive health measures such as memory and attention span.

So what are these compounds, and why hasn't the doctor told me about them? Well, there are a couple of them. The first is Pantethine. Pantethine is a compound in your body that is created from vitamin B-5. Although your body produces it through enzyme metabolism, supplementation of Pantethine has been shown to significantly improve your cholesterol levels. As your body uses Pantethine, it slows down cholesterol production in your liver. It also increases the rate at which your metabolism uses fats. Because of this effect, Pantethine has been clinically demonstrated to increase your level of good cholesterol (HDL) while lower the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) in your body.

Where is the proof?

Japan has actually been using Pantethine for over 30 years. There are a number of clinical trials that demonstrate its effectiveness on cholesterol levels, as well as improved liver function.

In addition to Pantethine, the mineral Niacin has been shown to greatly decrease the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood stream. Our Niacin intake is typically pretty low in western diets because of the number and type of processed foods that we eat. Subsequently, supplementation has been shown to significantly improve our cholesterol profile. In fact, the combination of Niacin and Pantethine can be more effective than statins in improving overall cholesterol levels.

The impact of this is significant, especially when you consider that side of effects of Pantethine and Niacin are non-existent when compared to the effects of statin drugs on you heart, liver, and short term memory. In fact, there are no documented short or long-term side effects with Pantethine,. The only side effect with Niacin is a short term hot flash that is harmless, and can be avoided by taking time-release Niacin or taking an aspirin fifteen minutes before taking the Niacin.

Why hasn't the doctor told me about Pantethine? Well, the answer is, he may just not know about it. Unlike drugs companies that spend millions of dollars on advertising and have sales reps whose only job is to push their statin drug, Pantethine and Niacin are naturally occurring compounds. Because they are natural and common compounds, nobody can patent them. Because a drug companies cannot patent and therefore have exclusive right to sell the compounds, no significant investment in marketing or education for Pantethine and Niacin has been made. Subsequently, your doctor may just not know.

The final compound that has been demonstrated to have a dramatic effect on cholesterol levels is Policosanol. This compound is a waxy substance taken from sugar cane or beeswax. It has been demonstrated to significantly reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol and to raise good (HDL) cholesterol levels in the blood stream. The specific mechanism that Policosanol uses to improve cholesterol levels is not as understood as that of Niacin and Pantethine. However, it is believed to both increase the elimination of LDL cholesterol in the blood stream and aid the liver in creating good (HDL) cholesterol in a manner similar to Pantethine.

What does all of this mean?

Well, if you have high cholesterol, it means you have choices. Statin drugs are highly effective. However, side effects for statins range from muscle atrophy to loss of short term memory to significant heart damage. Because statin drugs block your body from producing an enzyme that makes an essential heart health vitamin as well as cholesterol, the potential for negative side effects can be significant. Alternatively, supplementation with Pantethine, Niacin, Policosanol, or all three simultaneously has been shown to have no damaging side effects and can be just as effective as statin drugs.

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About Barrett Niehus Barrett Niehus is a principal at IP Ware http://www.freetrainer.com and is a technical associate of Compound Solutions, http://www.compoundsolutions.com in Escondido, California.

 

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