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    Monday, July 27, 2015

    CANCER SCREENING

    Breast cancer screening does not save lives, Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD

    In this video clip, Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD, author of the book Mammography Screening: Truth, Lies and Controversy notes that…

    “We found out in just four weeks, 15 years ago, that mammography screening might NOT work.”

    “We have done research on that ever since.”

    “We can now substantiate that – it likely doesn’t work.”

    Later in the video, Prof. Gøtzsche, MD goes on to say…

    “So, if you look at total mortality, we can’t see any effect of [breast cancer] screening.

    “If you look at total cancer mortality, remembering that radiotherapy causes cancer in healthy women, you can’t see any effect whatsoever.

    “So my conclusion is that [breast cancer] screening should be stopped because it’s harmful.

    “Also because one-quarter of women will get a false positive diagnosis, they will get a suspicion of a cancer that is rejected…

    “A Danish study has shown that [women] are very worried even three years after they were declared free from cancer.

    “The United States sees much more [misdiagnosis of breast cancer].

    “It’s about double as many women get a false positive diagnosis because you are more aggressive here in the United States.

    “So if you factor in this loss of quality of life in these women, you get a very negative results of [breast cancer] screening since it does not affect your mortality.

    “So it is unequivocally harmful.

    “We must stop this [screening for breast cancer]…

    “Just as we don’t recommend prostate cancer screening in Europe.”

    (A new study in the US found the same thing, that comparing counties in the US with the highest amount of women given screening mammography compared to the counties with the lowest amount of mammography screening, there was NO difference in breast cancer deaths over time.)



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    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    STENTS

    Stents do NOT reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death over 4.6 years

    Coronary artery stents do NOT reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death over 4.6 years according to the Clinical Outcomes Uti­lizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation (COURAGE) trial.

    Five percent (5%) MORE people given stents had a heart attack, stroke or died over 4.6 years compared to those who did NOT have a stent (20.0% of people given a stent versus 19.5% of people who did NOT have a stent), although the difference was not statistically significant.

    At the very least, this shows that stents do NOT reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death, and may INCREASE the risk of heart attack, stroke and death.



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    Saturday, June 20, 2015

    NUTS

    5-10 grams of nuts per day associated with 26% lower risk of dying over 10 years

    People who ate 5-10 grams of nuts per day (roughly 0.2 to 0.4 ounces)—tree nuts or peanuts, but not peanut butter—were 26% less likely to die during a 10-year followup according to data from the Netherlands Cohort Study.



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    Monday, June 01, 2015

    MEDITERRANEAN DIET

    Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil reduces death by 18% over 4.8 years

    People at high cardiovascular risk, but with no cardiovascular disease at enrollment, who were randomly assigned to eat a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil were 18% less likely to die (total mortality) compared to people assigned to the control group who were recommended to eat less fat during an average follow-up of 4.8 years, although the difference was not statistically significant.



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    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    DR. MALCOLM KENDRICK

    5-fold increased risk of dying from CHD when cholesterol levels fall 40 mg/dL (1 mmol/L) Dr Kendrick

    The famous Framingham Study found that people whose cholesterol levels FELL by one (1) mmol per liter during the first 18 years of the study — roughly 40 mg per deciliter — were 500% MORE likely to DIE from coronary heart disease over the next 14 years notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of the wonderful book Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense in this 3-minute video clip from an interview that Dr. Joseph Mercola did with Dr. Kendrick.

    This information has NOT been publicized notes Dr. Kendrick.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 28, 2015 1:35 pm | [0] comments

    DR. MALCOLM KENDRICK

    ALLHAT study found NO benefit to taking statins notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

    The ONLY statin study that was NOT funded by the drug companies — The ALLHAT Study — found NO benefit to taking statins notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of the wonderful book Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense in this 3-minute video clip from an interview that Dr. Joseph Mercola did with Dr. Kendrick.

    All the other statin studies that have claimed to have found benefits have been paid for by the drug companies.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 28, 2015 1:05 pm | [0] comments

    Saturday, May 02, 2015

    LUNG CANCER SCREENING

    There is only one (1) medical screening test that has been shown to reduce overall death

    “There is only one cancer screening test that has definitively been proven to help people live longer: lung cancer screening in heavy smokers,” writes Prof. H. Gilbert Welch, MD in his most recent book Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care.

    (It is from Chapter 3 / Assumption #3: Sooner Is Always Better: Disturbing truth: Early diagnosis can needlessly turn people into patients, under the section titled “Does Screening Save Lives?”)

    “Why?

    “Because heavy smokers face a twenty- to thirty-fold [20- to 30-fold] increased risk of lung cancer death.

    “In other words, for heavy smokers, lung cancer is a big component of their overall death rate.”

    To say this another way…

    • Breast cancer screening has not been shown to reduce the total risk of death over some number of years
    • Prostate cancer screening has not been been shown to reduce the total risk of death over some number of years
    • Colon cancer screening has not been been shown to reduce the total risk of death over some number of years
    • Oral cancer screening has not been been shown to reduce the total risk of death over some number of years
    • Screening for other cancers has not been been shown to reduce the total risk of death over some number of years

    He started the chapter by saying, “THIS CHAPTER MAY CHALLENGE your assumptions about screening—specifically, cancer screening.”

    Prof. H. Gilbert Welch, MD is also the author of the wonderful book Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick In Pursuit Of Health which is about the same topic as this book, the topic of over-diagnosis and over-treatment which does NOT help people live longer.

    The reason that I feel passionately about this is because my mother suffered tragically from drug-induced side effects which her doctors were blind to.

    It is along the same lines as Prof. Welch’s books which look at the effects of of over-diagnosis and over-treatment.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, May 02, 2015 4:06 pm | [0] comments

    COLON CANCER SCREENING

    Colon cancer screening (fecal occult blood screening) does NOT reduce death rate over 30 years

    Screening for colon cancer (fecal occult-blood testing), either every year or every other year, did NOT reduce the total risk of death after a 30 year followup according to a recent analysis of the Minnesota Colon Cancer Control Study.

    The percentage of people who had died from any cause after a 30-year follow-up was exactly the same in each group (71% of people had died in each group).

    • 71% of people had died in those screened for colon cancer every year for 11 years
    • 71% of people had died in those screened for colon cancer every other year, a total of 6 times
    • 71% of people had died in those who were NOT screened for colon cancer

    Prof. H. Gilbert Welch, MD writes about this in his most recent book Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care.

    He is also the author of the wonderful book Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick In Pursuit Of Health which is about the same topic as this book, the topic of over-diagnosis and over-treatment which does NOT help people live longer.

    The reason that I feel passionately about this is because my mother suffered tragically from drug-induced side effects which her doctors were blind to.

    It is along the same lines as Prof. Welch’s books which look at the effects of of over-diagnosis and over-treatment.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, May 02, 2015 1:06 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, April 08, 2015

    CANCER

    Obese women have 41% greater lifetime risk of cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 41% greater lifetime risk of cancer than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:50 pm | [0] comments

    BREAST CANCER

    Obese women have 25% greater lifetime risk of breast cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 25% greater lifetime risk of breast cancer than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:30 pm | [0] comments

    PANCREATIC CANCER

    Obese women have 31% greater lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 31% greater lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:25 pm | [0] comments

    BOWEL CANCER

    Obese women have 32% greater lifetime risk of bowel cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 32% greater lifetime risk of bowel cancer than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:20 pm | [0] comments

    KIDNEY CANCER

    Obese women have 78% greater lifetime risk of kidney cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 78% greater lifetime risk of kidney cancer than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:15 pm | [0] comments

    GALLBLADDER CANCER

    Obese women have 100% greater lifetime risk of gallbladder cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 100% greater lifetime risk of gallbladder cancer (twice the risk) than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:10 pm | [0] comments

    ENDOMETRIAL CANCER

    Obese women have 131% greater lifetime risk of uterine cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 131% greater lifetime risk of uterine cancer / endometrial cancer (2.3 times the risk) than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:05 pm | [0] comments

    OESOPHAGEAL CANCER

    Obese women have 133% greater lifetime risk of oesophageal cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 133% greater lifetime risk of oesophageal cancer / adenocarcinoma (2.3 times greater risk) than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:00 pm | [0] comments

    Sunday, April 05, 2015

    STATINS

    Statins are NOT effective, but can CAUSE heart disease, heart failure and diabetes notes a new paper

    “In summary, statins are not only ineffective in preventing CHD [coronary heart disease] events but instead are capable of increasing CHD and heart failure,”  according to a new paper by Peter H. Langsjoen MD featured in the documentary “Statin Nation” and others.

    “Physicians who are involved in prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications cannot ignore the moral responsibility of ‘informed consent’.

    “Patients must be informed of all statin adverse effects, including the ability to cause CHD and heart failure, onset of diabetes mellitus, carcinogenicity, teratogenicity and central and peripheral nervous disorders besides the well-known rhabdomyolysis and hepatic injury.”

    “Most of these adverse effects of statins become apparent after 6 or more years of statin therapy.”

    “Chronic administration could ultimately lead to these statin adverse effects as pharmaceutical and biochemical research has now demonstrated.”



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    STATINS

    Statins can cause coronary artery calcification by inhibiting synthesis of vitamin K2

    Statins can cause coronary artery calcification by inhibiting synthesis of vitamin K2 according to a new paper by Peter H. Langsjoen MD featured in the documentary “Statin Nation” and others.

    “Pharmacological evidence and clinical trial results support the interpretation that statins stimulate atherogenesis by suppressing vitamin K2 synthesis and thereby enhancing artery calcification,” the paper notes.



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    STATINS

    Statins can cause congestive heart failure

    Statins can cause congestive heart failure by depleting coenzyme Q10 and ‘heme A’ which reduces ATP production according to a new paper by Peter H. Langsjoen MD featured in the documentary “Statin Nation” and others.

    Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is an energy molecule.

    “Statins cause heart failure by depleting the myocardium [heart muscle] of CoQ10, ‘heme A’ and selenoproteins, thereby impairing mitochondrial ATP production,” the paper notes.



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    STATINS

    Statins provide no beneficial effect on coronary heart disease in trials since 2004-2005

    “After 2004–2005 [when new penalties were put in place regarding clinical trials in the EU], all clinical trials, performed by scientists relatively free of conflict of interest with pharmaceutical industries, reported… no significant beneficial effects were observed [with the use of statins] for the prevention of CHD [coronary heart disease],” according to a new paper by Peter H. Langsjoen MD featured in the documentary “Statin Nation” and others.

    “Currently, the majority of scientists continue to claim that statins are effective in preventing CHD [coronary heart disease], but these claims are based on meta-analyses of reports, including those published before the EU regulation (mostly in 1990s).”



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    STATINS

    Statin-induced impairment in heart muscle function appears to be permanent

    “Statin-induced impairment in heart muscle function appears to be permanent, and even though patients may clinically benefit from discontinuation of the statin along with supplemental CoQ10, we believe that many years of statin drug therapy result in the gradual accumulation of mitochondrial DNA damage,” according to a new paper by Peter H. Langsjoen MD featured in the documentary “Statin Nation” and others.

    “A prolonged decrease in mitochondrial CoQ10 would diminish the ability to protect mitochondrial DNA from free radical damage.”



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    STATINS

    Statins are likely a major contributing factor to the one million heart failures in US each year

    “With more than one million heart failure hospitalizations every year in the USA, the rapidly increasing prevalence of congestive heart failure is now described as an epidemic and it is likely that statin drug therapy is a major contributing factor,” according to a new paper by Peter H. Langsjoen MD featured in the documentary “Statin Nation” and others.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Apr 05, 2015 10:10 am | [0] comments

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    STATINS & CANCER

    Prolonged use of statins associated with a 18% increased risk of lung cancer

    Prolonged use of statins for more than 4 years was associated with a 18% increased risk of lung cancer according to a recent analysis of data from 574 UK general practices from 1998-2008.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 2:00 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS & CANCER

    Prolonged use of statins associated with a 23% increased risk of colorectal cancer

    Prolonged use of statins for more than 4 years was associated with a 23% increased risk of colorectal cancer according to a recent analysis of data from 574 UK general practices from 1998-2008.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 1:52 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS & CANCER

    Prolonged use of statins associated with a 29% increased risk of bladder cancer

    Prolonged use of statins for more than 4 years was associated with a 29% increased risk of bladder cancer according to a recent analysis of data from 574 UK general practices from 1998-2008.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 1:40 pm | [0] comments

    Sunday, March 15, 2015

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increase kidney failure, 23 extra patients per 10,000 statin users

    For every 10,000 people taking a statin, there are 23 additional patients who develop kidney failure because of the statin according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 3:20 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increase cataracts, 307 extra patients per 10,000 statin users

    For every 10,000 people taking a statin, there are 307 extra patients who develop cataracts because of the statin according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 3:20 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increase liver dysfunction, 74 extra patients per 10,000 statin users

    For every 10,000 people taking a statin, there are 74 additional patients who develop liver dysfunction because of the statin according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 3:10 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increases muscle fatigabilty by 30%

    Statins increase muscle fatigabilty by 30% according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 3:00 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    11.3% of patients taking high dose statins experienced rhabdomyolysis

    11.3% of patients taking high dose statins experienced rhabdomyolysis—a breakdown of muscle tissue that releases a damaging protein into the blood —according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:50 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increase erectile dysfunction 10-fold in young men

    Statins increase erectile dysfunction 10-fold in young men taking the lowest dose of statins according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:48 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins can induce insulin resistance

    Statins can induce insulin resistance according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:46 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers 1.6-fold

    Statins increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers 1.6-fold according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

    “For unknown reasons, since these publications the squamous cell carcinoma has been excluded in all reports from subsequent statin trials,” the paper notes.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:44 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Long-term statin use is associated with a 23% increased risk of colorectal cancer

    Long-term statin use (more than 4 years) is associated with a 23% increased risk of colorectal cancer according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:43 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Long-term statin use is associated with a 29% increased risk of colorectal cancer

    Long-term statin use (more than 4 years) is associated with a 29% increased risk of bladder cancer according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:42 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Long-term statin use is associated with a 18% increased risk of lung cancer

    Long-term statin use (more than 4 years) is associated with a 18% increased risk of lung cancer according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:41 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    High cholesterol levels are protective in the elderly

    “[H]igh cholesterol levels have been found to be protective in elderly” according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:40 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    High cholesterol levels are protective in heart failure patients

    “[H]igh cholesterol levels have been found to be protective in… heart failure patients” according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:35 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of bleeding in the brain

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of bleeding in the brain according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:30 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of depression

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of depression according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.



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