Jimbo54: you are taking a statin, just one that hasn't been studied as well as the prescription medications:
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Fish oil only made things worse for me.
My overall cholesterol is 122, and my HDL is 2 points too low. So my doctor told me to take fish oil. I started and it only had the effect of making my triglycerides go up beyond normal without making my HDL go up. So I stopped taking it. Doctor said it was better to have normal triglycerides than HDL 2 points to low.
Thanks for the link Doc. I read the whole article and the conclusions can't be confirmed.
"The researchers noted that muscle pain and liver damage are common side effects of statins, which countless people take to lower their cholesterol and their risk of heart attack and stroke.
But Thompson said the study doesn't directly tie the red yeast rice to any of these health problems.
"There's no way to be absolutely guaranteed certain that most of these cases were related to the red yeast rice," he said. Thompson is chief of cardiology at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut."
This was on page 2 and since I have none of the symptoms listed I'll continue taking them for now.
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Title of thread reminds me of a Steve Martin joke. He said his doctor told him to start smoking because he wasn't getting enough tar.
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did your doctor not say anything about the amount of salt in those sardines, and its effect on blood pressure
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If you don't have a problem called "sodium sensitive hypertension" sodium is just another electrolyte. If you have enough stored and eat more, you pee it out, as long as you are drinking the correct amount of water.
Lack of sodium kills way more people than too much. I see it, daily.
Talk to your doctor and then enjoy those sardines (yuck).
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I'll throw out another recommendation for krill oil. I use Walgreens store brand.
It helps my Triglycerides, but I didn't really get them under control until I added Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters (Lovaza).
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My wife says it keeps her from being constipated. I quit when I ran out of the "no aftertaste" kind.
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