Lars et al:
Yes, I read about that new drug that's alleged to double HDL but not affect mevalonate. I hope it works. I hope it doesn't have serious side effects which the medical establishment covers up.
But for now it seems the best plan is diet and exercise. Low saturated fat, high fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, lean chicken, fish, keep the weight down. We all know the drill.
I'm very happy that the Mayo Clinic did this. I can't thank them enough. This will improve medical care enormously. Since this information hasn't transferred to the rest of the Clinic's criteria for heart care, it might behoove us to get the word out wherever and whenever we can, so eventually it will filter down to the doctors.
I surmise that doctors are extremely busy and barely have time to read their medical journals, let alone any other medical research. And medical journals give facts that have been spun, in my opine.
My fight, however, is over. I got what I wanted - what many of us wanted. I'm tired of it. I have bigger and better things to do. Novels to edit and publish, if the universe will allow it. I'll give it my best shot. I can't spend my time fighting misinformation forever.
Hope you all do well and find ways to improve. I'm still convinced coq10, possibly alpha lipoic acid and cartinine, and several other antioxidants that tend to improve mitochondria damage caused by statins, are the best chance we have of improving. Also vitamin D status - which requires tests to make sure we don't go overboard and harm ourselves. Again, I'm no medical professional, so I can't prescribe. I'm just repeating what I've gleaned through research.
God bless all of you.
May your journey through this existence be as pain free as is humanly possible.