It is odd that the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association offer guidelines on the treatment of cholesterol. They make it sound like having cholesterol is a disease. It is not! Cholesterol is one of the most important molecules in our body. It is responsible for producing cell walls, nerve fibers, sex and stress hormones, bile, and vitamin D. In fact, it is so important to the body that every cell has the ability to produce it for themselves and we produce 3 to 5 times more cholesterol than we consume by eating. Our brains are unable to function properly without cholesterol.
Overall, there is a lack of association between cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis, and there is no association between lowering cholesterol and a positive outcome. However, researchers who are supported with grants from drug companies have provided a calculator that determines when someone should be prescribed a statin drug for lower cholesterol. The calculator makes it so that almost every adult at some point in their life will end up being prescribed a statin drug.
Several researchers have been warning us about the insanity of statin drug guidelines. You can read more about their studies at the following: