As many will already know, statin medications target LDL ‘cholesterol’ (so called ‘bad’ cholesterol). Much of the medical community believes that lowering LDLs as low as possible is beneficial to health.
The keenness for lowering LDLs is nothing short of bizarre considering the incredibly important functions that LDLs provide.
People think that a higher level of LDLs increases the risk for heart disease. This is not correct. One of the very few large scale studies done on this (available here) found that people with heart disease have lower levels of LDLs - yes, lower, not higher.