Our pals at Big Pharma aren't going to like this one.
I've already warned you about their attempts to get everyone in every age group taking statins for every condition.
Lately, they've been making a lot of noise about these meds and Alzheimer's disease. The claim has been that the cholesterol-lowering drugs can help you avoid dementia.
But a new study puts that one to rest.
Researchers have carried out a major review of the studies on this, and they've concluded that statins won't have any impact whatsoever on your Alzheimer's risk.
Their findings appeared in a recent issue of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and looked at two trials with 26,340 participants.
The clear lack of a connection even surprised the researchers. That's because there is a little fire behind this smoke – just not in the place Big Pharma wants us to look.
A number of studies have linked lower cholesterol levels to a decreased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. So it might make sense to some people that statins would help reduce your risk for those conditions as they lower your LDL cholesterol levels.
But it turns out if you want that lower risk, you need to get your cholesterol levels down the old-fashioned way: Without drugs, and through lifestyle changes.
You can do it. I help folks get there all the time, and all it takes from you is a commitment. Diet and exercise have always been, and remain, the best and most reliable way to control your cholesterol levels.
The biggest problem is that many people don't give these lifestyle changes a fair shake. It takes more than a couple weeks of half-hearted efforts to lower those bad cholesterol levels. You need to decide for yourself that you don't want the risks that come along with high cholesterol, and you don't want the nasty side effects and high expenses that come
along with a lifetime supply of drugs.
The first step is to get off what I call the high-carb Torture Chamber Diet and start eating more sensible meals with healthy fats, good proteins, and fresh vegetables. Avoid those starches, sugars, and processed foods.
Then get a little more exercise.
Now, if that doesn't work, there's still no reason to ask your doctor for a statin. I've found that some folks who can't quite get their cholesterol and blood pressure levels under control with lifestyle changes are often producing too much of the hormone cortisol. Get that under control, and your blood pressure and cholesterol levels will
follow suit. Find out how in the June issue of Health Revelations. Click here to access it now.
When you get your cholesterol under control the right away, you'll enjoy some additional benefits too: A lower risk of Alzheimer's disease that you just won't get if you try to take the shortcut.