You do not include a CRP (C-Reactive Protein), a measure of inflammation which some cardiologist, would prescribe a stain independent of LDL, etc. I generlly agree with BillH99, he is very informed and I suspect has a medical background. To give you some background on myself, I almost believe that statins should be added to the water supply. This was not the case when they first appeared in the mid 80's, I was not a supporter. You however do not fit the typical patient,poor diet, sedentary, hypertensive, etc. Diet changes and a s recommended Sitosterol, Stanosterol in adequate doses, may be a possibility. However, unless you are a naturalist, have a CI, or SE to statins, I don't understand your concerns. I am not certain if you have the buoyant(sp?) pattern. Lifestyle maybe a big factor in your family history, but you are right to be concerned about your levels.
You do not include a CRP( C-Reactive Protein), a high level would be another indication of a statin tocounter inflamation. I generally agree with BillH99, he is very informed, and I suspect has a medical background. I must confess back in the mid 80's I was not in favour of stains. Now I think they should be put in the water, as it seems you almost have to find a reason not to take them. You, however, do not fit the typical profile, sedentary, poor diet, hypertensive, etc. There is a good chance you could well be mangaged without statins, Stanosterol, Sitosterol, are good alternatives, if your hypercholesteroemia is diet related, but they must be taken in adequate doses. Unless you are naturalist, or have a CI to statins, or SE, I don't understand your reluctance.View Thread