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Fixin' Healthcare

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Super-Low LDL Cholesterol

The finding of a super-low LDL cholesterol associated with a genetic mutation is exciting. I cannot fault the scientists for investigating the finding, the press for reporting the finding, the pharmaceutical companies for pursuing the finding or people with onset of heart disease early in life for wishful hope about the promise for the finding. But like all medical miracles this one should be viewed with caution until more is learned. And, as is always the case with biomedical issues of this nature, the public should be reminded that medical breakthroughs treat health problems to sustain life but they do not restore good health. Medical care is an alternate route but it is not the main stream of life.    

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