Low Cholesterol just as bad as...
Is your medical doctor pressuring you about your cholesterol number? They may not know!
Blood work results from a couple patient's I recently had tested, showed normal levels of total cholesterol even though they were both in the 115-120 range. Most lab reference/normall ranges of total cholesterol are between 150-200 but we all know about the unfounded disdain the medical profession seems to have with cholesterol- number 2 most importatnt anti-oxidant in the human body! Instead of telling patients with lower cholesterlol that they are more at risk of getting a terrible disease or having an early death, they give them a pat on the back and want the patient to be their new poster child for what the ideal cholesterol number should be.
I want to say that my late father was somethwat obsessed with the cholesterol number. When it came to listening to the Cardiologists on the subject, he drank the proverbial "coolaide". I only bring this up because years ago he told me his cholesterol was 104. I said, "dad that is way to low". He said his cardiologist said it can never be too low. I thought to myself "that should be a malpractice statement". Cholesterol levels as low as his indicate severe liver stress and death much sooner than later. He died a couple months after telling me how low his cholesterol was. He was on a low dose statin. So please research the dangers of statins on your own before just blindly following your doctor's advice. I just ran across this interesting article:
Study Finds that Low Cholesterol in Elderly Doubles Risk of Early Death