The future of cholesterol knowledge is uncertain at this time. There are still only a few voices saying that we have gotten the whole concept of cholesterol all wrong and must rethink all of what we believe to be true.
The main block of medical professionals still seem to believe the conventional wisdom. They are sticking to the published literature and quoting levels and numbers while prescribing statin drugs with gay abandon.
The profits made from statin drugs would indicate that the future will hold ever more frightening “facts” about high cholesterol levels. This will, of course, mean doctors will prescribe ever higher doses of statin drugs for a greater number of people.
There is a burgeoning awareness among the general public of the blatant corruption of the large pharmaceutical companies. This, coupled with the fact that the average person’s income is shrinking year over year, while expenses rise, indicates that the use of statin drugs may not increase. This may allow a new understanding of cholesterol to emerge.
Future of Cholesterol Research
If the most recent research on cholesterol and its treatments is correct, then the future holds a whole new understanding of why the human body manufactures cholesterol. We may come to really understand what our cholesterol levels mean, and whether statin drugs are beneficial or harmful.
In 2011, the patent expired on Lipitor. Shortly afterwards, the American Food and Drug Administration issued warnings regarding the side effects of statins.
These warnings are now widespread, and will hopefully lead to increased research regarding the safety of statins.
Ongoing research appears to show that our current understanding of cholesterol is wrong. The actions of cholesterol in the human body may be very different from what we think we know now. In fact, what we think we know now may be the complete opposite of the truth.
It only makes sense, though.
If the human body manufactures cholesterol, then there is probably a logical reason for it.
We need to find out what that is.