Cholesterol - The Real Truth.
Cholesterol is a topic that generates a great deal of interest and also a great deal of controversy. Most of us become concerned about our cholesterol level as we reach middle age, and rightly so since we are told high levels of cholesterol are a major risk factor for heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death and disability in Australia.
Because cholesterol has many vital functions in our body, it is not surprising that cholesterol lowering drugs have a few nasty side effects. Most commonly they can cause muscle pain, liver dysfunction, memory and nervous system problems. Because cholesterol is necessary for the manufacture of sex hormones, reducing your levels excessively may adversely affect your libido and sexual performance.