Are scientists stubbornly focusing on the wrong risk factors for heart disease? The graph above by Dr. Ted Naiman illustrates how researchers in a recent study interpret data in favor of their preconceived ideas: that it’s the LDL cholesterol that is the problem.
The study’s strange conclusion is that “These findings may provide further support for… even lower LDL goals.”
Meanwhile, these heart-disease patients’ total and LDL cholesterol were already low. On the other hand, their triglycerides and HDL cholesterol are at dangerous levels.
Unfortunately, the most effective way to fix bad HDL and triglycerides is not by using a drug, so there’s not much money to be made from this problem. Instead, this can often be corrected with a low-carb and high-fat diet.