Cholesterol medications are at the top of prescription drug list.  Cholesterol lowering drugs a multi billion dollar industry with poor research and false advertisement.  When you look at the research not funded by the people making these drugs you find that cholesterol does not cause heart disease, it’s not a good predictor of heart disease, and really about half the people who get heart attacks have normal cholesterol.

Here Are 5 Strategies for Preventing Heart Disease from Jonny Bowden

Unfortunately the health system is we now have is funded largely by the companies selling these drugs, and these companies are also largely in control of the very industry regulators that are suppose to be governing our health systems so things like this (below) don’t happen 

Here is another great read on the topic

The Statin Scams