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Stumper, I know that since you are on a statin and see some results that look good, you would naturally want to see that all research says that statins will remove plaque. When I was on a statin I did the same thing hoping that every research would read the same and my mind would be at ease. Not so! For every study that you come up with results like you found there are any number of other studies that say just the opposite. Example: In the American Journal of Cardiology a study cast serious doubts on the commonly held belief that lowering your LDL is the most effective way to reduce arterial plaque. Researchers at Beth Isreal Medical Center in NYC tested 182 subjects , each was examined using the electron beam tomography at the start of the study. All 182 were on a statin drug the only difference between the divided group was that on half were on a high dose 80mg and the second half was on a lesser dose. The study lasted over one year and the subjests were examined periodicaly. At the end of the study time all were checked and all subjects were successful in lowering their all over cholesterol but here was the shocking result....On the average both groups showed a 9.2% increase in arterial plaque buildup.

We must always remember when we read "ALL" reports that there are so many things to keep in mind, but one thing is true for any human study, that is just what they are, human and being human you can not find identical ones which is what you need to have absolute perfect and reliable studies.

I would wish that you could relax and know we are all here to help in any way we can. I personally have learned so much from all the posts and even though I don't always agree I know it is not a personal assault against me if they don't agree with me. :wave:
[QUOTE=gardeninggal]Stumper, I know that since you are on a statin and see some results that look good, you would naturally want to see that all research says that statins will remove plaque. When I was on a statin I did the same thing hoping that every research would read the same and my mind would be at ease. Not so! For every study that you come up with results like you found there are any number of other studies that say just the opposite. Example: In the American Journal of Cardiology a study cast serious doubts on the commonly held belief that lowering your LDL is the most effective way to reduce arterial plaque. Researchers at Beth Isreal Medical Center in NYC tested 182 subjects , each was examined using the electron beam tomography at the start of the study. All 182 were on a statin drug the only difference between the divided group was that on half were on a high dose 80mg and the second half was on a lesser dose. The study lasted over one year and the subjests were examined periodicaly. At the end of the study time all were checked and all subjects were successful in lowering their all over cholesterol but here was the shocking result....On the average both groups showed a 9.2% increase in arterial plaque buildup.

We must always remember when we read "ALL" reports that there are so many things to keep in mind, but one thing is true for any human study, that is just what they are, human and being human you can not find identical ones which is what you need to have absolute perfect and reliable studies.

I would wish that you could relax and know we are all here to help in any way we can. I personally have learned so much from all the posts and even though I don't always agree I know it is not a personal assault against me if they don't agree with me. :wave:[/QUOTE]


Gardingal,


I am not familar with the reasearch or the type of testing. I DO know that Johns Hopkins has actually stated things that were controversial (in our culture)but accurate nonetheless. For instance, there was research done by Johns Hopkins that said they noted "striking" differences between the male and female brains. This was actually quite contoversial in our day and age but they only reported what their reasearch had shown.


Perhaps Lenin knows more about the study you mentioned and the equipment used versus a MRI.


Time to relaaax.... :D :D :confused: :angel:





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