Nearly every adult in the United States takes a statin.
They are known as the “miracle medicines” and are the most prescribed and most profitable drugs in the nation.
But almost everything that people think they know about statins is wrong.
Cutting back on cholesterol-rich foods is not the best way to lower this dangerous substance, which causes heart disease and stroke. Why? Because most cholesterol in the body doesn’t come from foods - it is made by the body itself.
And that is why statins work: they interfere with the body’s ability to manufacture cholesterol.
But is it a good idea to block cholesterol production to lower your risk of heart disease?
Special guest, Mark Estren, PhD, joins Dr. Mike and shares some important information you need to know if you or someone you love is on (or considering) statin medications.