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|Subject: ||RE: Study: Statins reduce performance in runners|
Why do people keep on posting their total cholesterol levels? It is a pretty meaningless number. What is your LDL? What is your HDL? If your doing everything right in terms of diet and exercise and your LDL is still high and your HDL low then given your family history that is a terrible sign. CT screen is not a perfect indicator. The large plaques are not the ones that kill you. The small unstable plaques are the danger. Your arteries do not "clog" instead small plaques break off and cause clots.
It is true that statins are not for everybody they are for people with uncontrollable LDL levels despite healthy living and with a family history of heart disease.
To combat message board spam (by non runners). We are making people answer a brief question before they can post on a thread that is over 20 days old.
If you answer this question you should be able to post.