My sister went to her doc for a checkup and blood work. She's been losing weight on a low-carb diet and has lost about 90 lbs. He wouldn't give her most of her lab results except the cholesterol numbers which were:
Total cholesterol: 7.26 (281)
Trigs: .96 (85)
HDL 1.95 (75)
LDL 4.87 (188)
Besides the slighly high Total her trigs and HDL are fantastic and her LDL isn't bad either. Guess what the doctor did? He gave her a prescripton for Lipitor which she has no intention of taking. What an ass.
But let's say you are less informed that she is? You'd start down the road of prescription drugs which would make you sicker and sicker.