Cholesterol & Fats

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i have refused to have statins from my GP as he cant answer my Question.

can any one answer my query.

The government is moaning that people are living to long into late 90s - 100.

these people were brought up on a bad poor diet ie bread & dripping the fattiest of meats.

which the "Experts do called" say cause our cholesterol levels to go up. 

So why are they living so long without ever taking Statins? 

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    Maybe they are trying to kill us off with statins so they wont have to pay us a pension.
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    I am not sure how much dripping was consumed as the people who are 90 now were born in 1926  and they lived through two post-war periods when meat was rationed as was butter and sugar. People were encouraged to grow vegetables and there were few sweets available so children could not over-indulge so the basis of a healthy diet was there even if not very plentiful. 

    The statin issue is a whole other question.  When they are so obviously harmful and there are so many patients reporting these findings - why is the medical profession so emphatically defending them???

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      I was born in 1948 and remember often being given bread and dripping as a small child. Up to my optic nerve stroke I was told I had slightly high bad Cholesterol, but very high good Cholesterol so had nothing to be concerned about. It was an eye specialist who told me to take the statins as a "precaution" but never said one word about the issues they could cause. If I had been given all the correct information I would never have started on statins. I am so angry at what the Statins have done to me.

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      sorry to hear your experiences. What have Statins actually done to you?

      I have refused ti take them , my levels are fairly low, even though I have AF and four stents  fitted.

       

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      was fine to start then the cramps in my legs started, so bad at times I could barely walk, then the shoulder and neck pain started, I cant even describe the pain, but worse was to come, they pain would go from my shoulders through my neck into the top of my head. It felt like someone was pulling my hair out. I stopped the statins, leg cramps stopped but been almost 7months now and the shoulder neck and head pain continue. I have at least one, often 2 bouts of this pain per week so bad it lasts at least 2 days. I have to take very strong pain killers and just go lie down. GP says he has no idea how long it will take for my system to fix its self. I cant take Q10 as recommended on another thread due to a clash with other medication I have to take.
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      financial rewards is the only reason i can think of ann. My 88 years old father grew up on bread and dripping, still loves it when mum lets him have it, also their diet was a lot healthier than ours. less preservatives and additivies
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    The fact is that all life needs cholesterol. Statins take cholesterol from the cognitive part of the brain. I stopped my high level statin as it made me 

    confused and my memory very poor. Since stopping in March I am much better. Too many folk are getting unpleasant side effects. I improved my diet and exercise and went to slimming world. Lost more than 3 stone. You are right folk are living longer and arter being raised on a poor diet!

    everthing in moderation I think. Too many people making casts amount of money on saying you shouldn't eat this or that. Most is codswallop! Don't go on statins. Some doctors don't have a clue and close their ears to side effects of statins. 

     

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