Now modern medicine has a widespread solution to the supposed problem of cholesterol, which on closer inspection is not a solution at all: statins. They are supposed to lower cholesterol and thus simply correct the negative consequences of elevated levels.
Unfortunately, however, these statins are anything but the solution: because while statins do lower LDL levels in the blood, they have no effect on lipoprotein (a) levels and also have a devastating side effect profile. They lead to muscle pain, elevated liver enzymes, elevated blood sugar levels, and consequent risk of diabetes, gastrointestinal distress, headaches, and cataracts.
The much larger source of the problem – lipoprotein – is left untouched and can lead to vasoconstriction and coronary heart disease in elevated concentrations – even with “good” LDL levels.
You can read about this in detail in our article “Is your knowledge about cholesterol up to date?”.