"People with high cholesterol live the longest. This statement seems so incredible that it takes a long time to clear oneÂ´s brainwashed mind to fully understand its importance. Yet the fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest emerges clearly from many scientific papers. Consider the finding of Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University, who reported in 1994 that old people with low cholesterol died twice as often from a heart attack as did old people with a high cholesterol.1 Supporters of the cholesterol campaign consistently ignore his observation, or consider it as a rare exception, produced by chance among a huge number of studies finding the opposite." THe above quote is from the Weston A. Price foundation's information in their Spring 2004 edition of "Wise Traditions". For full details see http://www.westonaprice.org/know_your_fats/benefits_cholest.htm In the same issue there was also an article on the dangers of prolonged exposure to the statin drugs. See http://www.westonaprice.org/healthissues/statin.html Imagine my surprise when the evening corporate propaganda moment (formerly known as THE NEWS) promoted a finding from industry financed research that said doctors are planning on putting the patients on statin drugs for life. Not once did they even present an opposing position to whether or not this is a good idea. Given that the majority of their advertising moments are about prescription drugs, the conflict of interest was remarkable.