Is There Such A Thing As Too Low Cholesterol?

Filed under: Study — @ February 5, 2007

Dr. Yin-Xiong Li warns your cholesterol can get too LOW

With every other commercial on your television screen these days pushing another prescription drug that is supposed to help you medicate your high-cholesterol problem to allegedly improve your health, I couldn’t help but share this eye-opening new study showing just how dangerous it is to have cholesterol levels that are too low.

Yep, you heard me right–TOO LOW!

Lead researcher Dr. Yin-Xiong Li from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina conducted a basic-science study on zebra fish embryos and cholesterol supplementation to prevent fetal alcohol defects that was published in the January 22, 2007 issue of Laboratory Investigation.

Dr. Li was able to extrapolate some important information that raises questions about cholesterol levels that may prove important in light of the current cholesterol-lowering madness that we are going through in 2007.

His question: Is there such a thing as too LOW cholesterol?

Just asking that question has no doubt gotten Dr. Li hate mail from every pill-pushing pharmaceutical company with a cholesterol drug on the market today. Whether it is Liptor, Crestor, Zetia, or any of the other medicines designed to artificially drop cholesterol levels, you can’t avoid seeing or hearing about this suddenly trumped up issue of cholesterol. They have sounded the alarm on the supposed dangers of having high-cholesterol for so long that people are actually buying into it.

But Dr. Li says the presence of the right amount and kinds of cholesterol in the body is too important for people to unnecessarily reduce to an arbitrary number like the current recommendation to get it below 200. That’s not necessarily a good idea for everyone because there are health risks for lowering cholesterol too much, Dr. Li contended.

Find out how low blood cholesterol levels can very likely lead to some rather scary health conditions even worse than the so-called high cholesterol problems by clicking here.


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