Free Cholesterol Meds for Those Who Eat at Fast Foods
Recently I read a recommendation by a group of British Scientists to allow or give away Cholesterol medications. This in effect, signals that you can enjoy your hamburgers, fries, coke and swallow a cholesterol medications at the same time.
In hopes of preventing the effects caused by excessive cholesterol intake. Wow, what an idea. Some argue that is the complete opposite of prevention medicine, but in effect, others conclude that this may be the new preventive medicine.
Often quoted or referred to is a study that was published in the American Journal of Cardiology. Researchers and Scientists from the National Heart and Lung Institute in London tested and formed an opinion that the reduction of risk in Cardiac Heart Disease may be reduced by a statin, a type of cholesterol lowering drug. They also believed that this risk could offset the consequence of eating a cheeseburger and a milkshake.
“Sign me up!!” could be the chant of thousands. Though fatty foods such as hamburgers and fries have other problems than just increased cholesterol. Fatty lipids, obesity, risk of Diabetes, and many other consequences would not be helped by the statin gift at mealtime.
Dr. Darrel Francis, who led the research team said the following: “When people engage in risky behaviors like driving or smoking, they’re encouraged to take measures that minimize their risk, like wearing a seat belt or choosing cigarettes with filters. Taking a statin is a rational way of lowering some of the risks of eating a fatty meal.”
Statins are a great medication and in essence are used to help treat our unhealthy lifestyles. We are consuming an increased amount of processed sugars, fats, cholesterol, and others. In addition to statins several other cholesterol and lipid medications are available.
But remember, cholesterol is formed in the liver on a natural level. Our problem, with elevated cholesterol occurs when either our body produces to much and/or we consume excess cholesterol. Therefore many individuals who eat unhealthy many never need a statin and conversely someone who eats healthy and exercises may need a statin or other cholesterol medication.
The rule of thumb should remain, attempt to exercise and eat healthy. This doesn’t mean that you necessarily need to completely abstain from Fast foods, but moderation should always apply.