This doesn’t give women permission to eat a lot of fats and sugars or to ignore high cholesterol completely. After all, new information is constantly being brought to our attention, and we may find in the future that high cholesterol in women brings with it a risk factor for other deteriorating health conditions. We do know that high-fat diet is implicated in cancers of the breast and colon.
If your doctor strongly suggests you take cholesterol-lowering medication, refer him or her to the above study before taking it. All medications have side effects, and if you don’t have to take one, don’t. Some cholesterol-lowering drugs suppress hormone activity, including the production of sex hormones and adrenal hormones. The adrenal glands help us handle stress. And stress contributes to high cholesterol, as well. So, cholesterol-lowering drugs may lower your cholesterol, but a high cost—especially in light of these new findings about women and cholesterol!
In addition, most drugs are approved by the FDA based on limited testing. Afterward by the FDA based on limited testing. Afterward, when a drug is being on a broader basis by the general public, more extensive studies are conducted. Also pre-and post-approval testing frequently focuses mainly on men, with women accounting for smaller percentages of study populations. Plus, drugs are often approved and prescribed based on an effect , such as lowering cholesterol (this is a called surrogate endpoint), not the ultimate outcome, such as lowering the number of deaths among persons with high cholesterol.
Note: This article was first published on The Giant Book of Women’s Health Secrets
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