Higher blood levels of vitamin D may be linked to lower cholesterol levels in primary school children, according to a new Finnish study that backs the use of supplements in populations at risk of deficiency.
Worldwide, hundreds of millions of people have elevated levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL (low-density lipoproteins), lipoprotein(a), and other blood risk factors. However, as Dr. Rath’s cardiovascular disease research has shown, these factors are merely ‘secondary’ risks because they can only cause damage if the blood vessel walls have already been weakened by deficiencies of vitamin C and other micronutrients. Thus, elevated levels of cholesterol and other risk factors are not the cause of cardiovascular disease – they are simply the consequence of ongoing vascular damage caused by micronutrient deficiencies.
Nevertheless, as we describe in the Cholesterol Facts section of our website, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs remain one of the largest business segments of the global pharmaceutical industry. This entire multibillion dollar business is built on fear – the fear that cholesterol supposedly causes heart attacks. But while the ‘cholesterol scare’ has become a gold mine for drug companies, the economic burden of this unscrupulous business is ultimately carried by us, the people.
Health professionals, political decision takers, and hundreds of millions of patients worldwide therefore have the right to know: what are the proven facts about cholesterol, and what is the fiction about it that is being promoted by the pharmaceutical investment business?
To read how high cholesterol levels and other secondary risk factors for cardiovascular disease can be controlled safely and naturally, without drugs, see chapter 3 of Dr. Rath’s book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks…But People Do!