Intelligent Reasoning

Promoting, advancing and defending Intelligent Design via data, logic and Intelligent Reasoning and exposing the alleged theory of evolution as the nonsense it is. I also educate evotards about ID and the alleged theory of evolution one tard at a time and sometimes in groups

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cholesterol- Why Lipitor is a Waste of Money

I just read an article that says "Lipitor" is the best selling pharm in history. "Lipitor" is a statin used to reduce "bad" cholesterol levels.

However new research shows that the levels are pretty much meaningless. The new research demonstrates it is the particle size that matters. That means you can have a low number for your "bad" cholesterol but if the particle size is small then you are at serious risk of blockage. And you can have a very high "bad" cholesterol number (say over 300) but if the particle size is large you don't have anything to worry about.

Ya see the reports show that the smaller particles get lodged in the nooks and crannies of your blood vessels (caps, arteries, etc). Then once that happens more small particles latch onto to those and the blockage starts.

The point being is the numbers do NOT matter. So when you have your next cholesterol check make sure your doctor knows enough to have the particle size measured. Small particles = bad.

What does this have to do with "Lipitor"? Unless the drug turns small particles into large particles it isn't doing anyone any good- it is a huge waste of money.

see A New Way to Measure Cholesterol: Particle Size Indicates Risk

The New Blood Lipid Tests -- Sizing Up LDL Cholesterol


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