Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

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Will Lowering My Cholesterol Help Me Live Longer?

Tuesday, 02 Feb 2010 10:19 AM


Question: Will lowering cholesterol levels help me live longer?
Dr. Brownstein's Answer:

In a large study of subjects taking the statin drug Prevachol, the death rate between the Prevachol group and the control group was almost the same. Other studies have shown that low cholesterol levels actually raised the overall risk of dying.

Many studies indicate that lowering your cholesterol level will not prolong your life.



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