this is a normal distribution of folks with healthy cholesterol level and it ranges from 105 mg/dl to 343 mg/dl (or 2.8 to 8.8 mmol/l).
this is also the range for folks with heart disease. so with or without heart disease, we have the same distribution.
then why do doctors prescribe us statin if our cholesterol level is higher than 200 mg/dl (5.0 mmol/l)?
years ago, the threshold for high cholesterol was 250 mg/dl (6.5 mmol/l) but has now been reduced to 200 mg/dl (5.0 mmol/l). sorry, but for what reasons please?
my blood cholesterol has been above 200/5.0 all these years and i have been given the "advice" to go on statin. i always argue the other risks of heart disease are not even there. yet i have been advised "strongly" to reconsider medical advice.
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