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ICMR research on Indian lipid levels



The study shows that even with normal lipid levels there is 3.3% CAD occurrence.

Any abnormal lipid there is 5.7% CAD.

With high TC + high TG + low HDL there is 18.4% CAD

( There are some limitations as they have tested only 20% subjects for lipids out of 2042)

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This is precisely the reason for the American medical associations recent recommendation for all diabetics irrespective of their lipid profile to be on statins and low fat low carb diet to at least reduce the overall cardiovascular complications


Statins have never proved to benefit normal people without CHD.

AMA , ADA is recommending high carb low fat diet. As statins only reduce TC and LDL (most damaging small particles of LDL are not affected) they have limited use. They are effective for those who already have CHD is by lowering their inflammation.




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