As my readers know I am partial to the Dr. Linus Pauling / Dr. Matthias Rath (Unified Theory Of Heart Disease) AS OPPOSED to the medical establishment's blood lipid theory of heart disease and mainly focusing on cholesterol and drugs like CRESTOR designed to ( "get more people to their GOAL of cholesterol under 100"). I will not summarize the unified theory of heart disease likely being a Vitamin C deficiency problem as I probably have over 35 posts on this blog in that regard.
In any event here is some interesting information regarding prescription drugs to boost your "Good Cholesterol" levels of HDL and the dangers of doing so.
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Take a look:
New Cholesterol Danger
You go in for a blood test and your doctor tells you the results are great: Your high levels of HDL (good) cholesterol show that your heart is well-protected. But what your doctor doesn’t know is that your so-called good cholesterol can sometimes kill you.
Research at the Cleveland Clinic shows that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) — the so-called “good cholesterol” — can become dysfunctional, lose its heart-protective characteristics, and instead, promote inflammation and hardening of the arteries. The end result can be clogged arteries that cut off the blood supply to the heart.
This is especially problematic if you have heart disease and take a drug supposed to increase your HDL. Studies show that these prescription drugs don’t make you healthier.
The scientists believe that the fact that HDL can go “rogue” and harm arteries is a reason that these pharmaceuticals designed to increase HDL levels don’t seem to improve the cardiovascular health of people with heart disease.
Part of the difficulty, say the researchers, is that HDL contains a protein called apolipoprotein A1 (apoA1) which is supposed to convey cholesterol to the liver to be eliminated. Under most circumstances, apoA1 makes HDL good for your heart and arteries. But if you have atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), enzymes in the artery walls may oxidize the apoA1 in HDL and can lead to further development of dangerous vessel blockages.