I think a lot of this info could be true. It's true that Pharmaceutical drugs reduce the bad cholesterol for those whose numbers are considered to be high, but have bad side effects, some of which can be serious or even life threatening. I agree though, we've been taught to believe that being in the 200 or even 300 range is bad. With Pharmaceutical companies making huge profits from these drugs, it's not difficult to understand why these drugs have become the standard for so many with a supposed life threatening condition. We trust our doctors to do what is best for us, but we can't always know if they even know for certain. All I know, is that my doctor checks my BP at each visit, and asks me if I need any refills on the prescription drugs he has prescribed for me. I don't seem to have much choice as far as my thyroid is concerned, or my BP, but I am not giving in to any meds for high triglycerides because the side effects are too severe for me, and I don't really know if they're at all necessary. By this article alone, there are varying opinions on this subject. I am going to have to get radical about maintaining my weight, more exercise and cutting out all sugar, flour and grains. I've heard that for some people, that eliminating all sugars and grains from your diet, can be very beneficial. It can be difficult to stick to, but I need to know if it can make a difference in my health.