So you've followed your mainstream doctor's advice and brought your LDL cholesterol levels crashing down to meet the latest guidelines, probably with the help of drugs such as statins.

And now, instead of good health, you're sicker than ever. You might even find yourself locked in a life-or-death battle with a disease such as cancer.

What went wrong?

It's not bad luck. If it's not a side effect of those cholesterol meds, it's the low cholesterol itself -- because low levels of LDL can be every bit as dangerous as too-high levels, and a new study confirms just one of the risks.

Researchers went into the medical histories of 201 cancer patients and 402 patients without the disease, digging through nearly 20 years of LDL data on each.

And, wouldn't you know it, they found that the cancer patients all had consistently lower levels of cholesterol in the years and even decades before they were diagnosed with the disease.

The study isn't proof that low LDL causes cancer, but I've seen similar research in the past -- and I think the link is pretty real. And it's not the only risk of bringing your levels down too far.

Your body actually needs a certain amount of cholesterol. Your heart and brain both need it... and it's needed to manufacture key hormones. That's why low levels have been linked to depression, anxiety, memory problems and more.

And besides, the actual level is only part of the picture here.

What many doctors don't realize is that cholesterol is about more than just hitting a certain number on a chart. The oxidation of that cholesterol plays a much bigger role in arterial health, and I predict that in a few years you'll be hearing a lot more about it -- probably once they have a drug to sell for it.

But you don't need to wait for that med or take any other drug -- because there are safe and natural ways to control your cholesterol and its oxidation. I'll have much more on this in the June issue of my printed newsletter, Health Revelations. If you subscribe now, I'll make sure you're one of the first to get it.