VAP test.) Also, cholesterol that's too low (although what constitutes "high" and "low" in this regard is an ever-shifting matter of debate) can actually bode far worse in terms of overall mortality. Finally, for the millions of people who take these drugs every day, some say it's important to supplement with Coenzyme Q10. That's because statins deplete your body's natural reserves of this important element, and too-low levels have been shown to actually promote things like heart disease and diabetes. Check with your health practitioner, especially if you have other conditions that are being treated with prescription drugs, but you might want to give it a try. Generally speaking, you should avoid statins if possible (doctors recommend you keep taking them if you've already suffered a heart attack), and load up instead on the dietary cholesterol and healthy fats found in eggs, olives, coconuts, avocados, nuts, seeds, sardines, organ meats, and so on.
(Many folks get all worked up while encountering other cars and drivers, so this seeming reminder to stay calm is a welcome one, although it actually refers more to the flow of traffic than the ticked-off motorists who get stuck in it. From Wikimedia Commons.)