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The Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy

by Mathew John (2020-03-14)

Arteriosclerosis or Atherosclerosis. What is The Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy Review the mechanism of this debilitating disease? Statins treatments seem to fail systematically to protect susceptible population from the risk of heart attack or stroke and provide a quality of life. That is because statins target the symptoms and not the root of the disease. Atherosclerosis is tightly associated with homocysteine levels. In fact, in human studies, elevation of blood homocysteine is found to be a greater risk factor (22-40 fold) than elevated cholesterol (1.2 - 3.1 fold), high blood pressure (8-18 fold) or cigarette smoking (3.5 fold). Obviously high cholesterol is the factor with the lowest correlation score here. But this serves the profits of the big pharmaceutical companies in the best way possible. Selling statins like Lipitor, Crestor etc, result in billions of profit each year for the pharma companies.In 1968 a grand medical researcher form Harvard Medical School, clarified the atherosclerosis mechanism. His opinions and publications were ignored by the mainstream medical society. Few scientists supported him and it took almost two decades for more official publications, except for his, to start supporting his findings. This is a well documented and more than sufficiently supported theory now and clinical and experimental data clearly point towards that direction. Unfortunately it will probably take a couple more decades for the medical society to catch up and incorporate these valuable findings to practice.