High cholesterol alone may not be a problem for many of us with such a diagnosis. In fact several studies by noted organizations have verified this claim.
The Journal of the American Medical Association published a critical study in 1987. This study found that there was no correlation levels and mortality in people over 50 years of age. In fact the study also found that lowering cholesterol among the elderly could be fatal.
There was a later related study reported by The Journal of Cardiac Failure. The finding was that low serum cholesterol contributed to an increase in mortality. Especially those with advanced heart failure.
There are several more studies that supports this position.
Cholesterol is a vital precurser to vitamin D, testosterone, estrogen and adrenaline. This makes it very important to have in our bodies. Yet doctors and the pharmaceutical industry are pushing statin drugs. The drugs may be harmful to organs in the body.