This article states that while there is questionable benefits to lowering your cholesterol levels to ultra lower levels, there does not seem to be any negative effects. It also weighs the costs of the possible benefits to insurers as well as the benefits of lifestyle changes that are prescribed by doctors. In all, extremely low cholesterol may not be a health risk, but the costs to get to that point with drugs may not be proportional to the benefits they may or may not give.
- It is possible to lower one’s bad cholesterol too much when they diet. That is sparking an all new debate that needs to be considered by people.
- Think about bad cholesterol and what effects it can have on the body. There is a risk that people incur as bad cholesterol is reduced.
- Think about the diet approach people tend to take to reduce bad cholesterol. That could represent an important decision that people make for their own lives.
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