Do the math

It would border on libel to fully share my opinion as to why the recommendations are misguided, but here are a few relevant pieces of information:

#1 LDL is one of the least predictive, and least reliable, elements of the lipid profile.

#2
Statin drugs, like simvastatin, pravastatin, etc lower LDL quite well, but don't work well on HDL or triglycerides.

#3 The third meeting of the Adult Treatment Panel(2001), which increased the focus on aggressive measures to lower LDL, failed to disclose
(until after someone else discovered it) a significant conflict of interest. 8 of the 9 members of the panel had received money from drug companies, including those that make statin drugs.

You are welcome to form your own opinion.
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