The study showing that cholesterol lowering drugs (Lipitor®, Crestor®, etc.) were less than worthless appeared in the British Medical Journal.
Cholesterol prevents infection, cancer, muscle pain and other conditions, especially in the elderly so lowering it actually causes health problems. Additionally, the researchers found no link between so-called “bad” cholesterol and heart disease in individuals over 60. In fact, the opposite was found: 92% of people with high cholesterol actually lived longer and had less heart disease!
Since elderly people with high LDL-C live as long or longer than those with low LDL-C, our analysis provides reason to question the validity of the cholesterol hypothesis. (3)
The “research” showing lowering cholesterol is beneficial was conducted or funded by the companies making these drugs. The best way to achieve and maintain good heart health is not through medications but through healthy lifestyle habits. Lead researcher Dr. Sherif Sultan from the University of Ireland says it plainly:
Lowering cholesterol with medications is a total waste of time and resources.