I looked on the net but couldn't find any solid studies that show a definite correlation between LDL levels and heart problems. But, since every mainstream doctor assumes LDL must be monitored and lowered if higher than 70-75, or risk heart attacks, then, mainstream medicine MUST have at least ONE study somewhere that supports that theory - right?
So, ok, does anyone here know which study, or studies, were conducted, and by whom, which gives mainstream doctors the idea that LDL levels are so doggone important in avoiding blockage in the coronary arteries?
When were these studies done? Under what conditions?
I guess I am wondering whether or not LDL as a causative agent for heart disease still has merit.
I realize this group is concentrated on the opposite notion, but, maybe someone here knows the basis for LDL levels being considered so important by mainstream doctors - the idea that they just want to mislead their patients wholesale is not credible - I am convinced that the typical doctor believes it because he read a study somewhere along the line that showed a strong relation between LDL levels and heart "events".
Any ideas here?