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    Friday, January 13, 2017

    STATINS

    Statins increase risk of Type 2 diabetes 46% due to decreased insulin secretion and sensitivity

    “Statin treatment increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by 46%, attributable to decreases in insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion,” concludes a 2015 study that followed 8,749 non-diabetic participants, 45– to 73-years-old, for 5.9 years.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 12:58 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, January 06, 2017

    PARKINSON’S

    Low cholesterol levels associated with 2.3 times greater risk of Parkinson’s disease

    The one-third of people with the highest cholesterol levels were 57% less likely to get Parkinson’s during a 20-year follow-up compared to the one-third of people with the lowest cholesterol levels according to a recent study.

    The one-third of people with the middle cholesterol levels were 44% less likely to get Parkinson’s compared to the one-third of people with the lowest cholesterol levels.

    The say this the other way, the one-third of people with the lowest cholesterol levels were 2.3 times more likely to get Parkinson’s than the one-third of people with the highest cholesterol levels, and they were 1.8 times more likely to get Parkinson’s compared to the one-third of people with the middle cholesterol levels.

    “Our study suggests that lowering cholesterol unnecessarily actually may harm the brain,”  Xuemei Huang, MD, PhD lead author of the study was quoted as saying.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 10:55 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, January 05, 2017

    STATINS & PARKINSONS

    Statin use is associated with a 61% greater risk of Parkinson’s disease

    Statin use is associated with a 61% greater risk of Parkinson’s disease according to an analysis of data on 30,343,035 people aged 40 to 65 years between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2012.

    This was after adjusting for age, sex, and other comorbidities, such as hyperlipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease.

    “We identified 20,000 Parkinson’s disease patients and looked at whether using statins was associated with a higher or lower risk, and we found people using statins have a higher risk of the disease, so this is the opposite of what has been hypothesized,” senior author Xuemei Huang, MD, PhD, vice chair for research at Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, told Medscape Medical News.

    “Our study suggests that lowering cholesterol unnecessarily actually may harm the brain,”  Xuemei Huang, MD, PhD lead author of the study was quoted as saying.

    Previous research has failed to recognize this or reported the opposite, that statins lower the risk of Parkinson’s, because previous studies have failed to adjust for cholesterol levels.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 05, 2017 2:00 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS & PARKINSONS

    Statin use is associated with a 1-12% greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease

    Statin use is associated with a 1-12% greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease according to an analysis of data on 30,343,035 people aged 40 to 65 years between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2012.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 05, 2017 1:41 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    STATINS

    While statin use increased 68% (1999-2005), heart attacks increased 16%, strokes 45%!

    Statin use among US adults increased dramatically from 1999 to 2005 from 8% of people surveyed to 13.4% of people surveyed, a relative increase of 68%.

    How much do you think this reduced heart attacks, strokes and coronary heart disease?

    Would you be surprised to learn that during this time that:

    Heart attacks increased from 3.4% to 3.7%, a relative increase of 16%!

    Strokes increased from 2.0% to 2.9%, a relative increase of 45%!

    Coronary heart disease increased from 2.8% to 3.7%, a relative increase of 32%!

    Type 2 diabetes increased from 7.8% to 10.3%, a relative increase of 32%!

    People with one or more of these conditions increased from 13.4% to 16%, a relative increase of 19%!

    Do you believe that statins reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death?

    I do not.

    The results of the study mentioned above suggests the exact opposite.

    Below is more evidence that statins are not the wonderful, life-saving drugs that we have been led to believe, but instead the exact opposite: that statins are causing harm.
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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:12 pm | [0] comments

    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    STATINS

    2.8 times more people given lovastatin died than those given a placebo (0.50% vs 0.18%)

    In the first statin study called the the Expanded Clinical Evaluation of Lovastatin (EXCEL) study (1991), all-cause mortality was 2.8 times greater in people given lovastatin those given a placebo (0.50% vs 0.18%) during the first year of follow-up as noted in a 1992 paper published in the British Medical Journal titled Should there be a moratorium on the use of cholesterol lowering drugs?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 5:33 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, September 16, 2016

    CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

    ‘Conflict of interest ... is a cancer eating at the core of medical research,’ says Dr Kailash Chand

    Medical research is fraught with incompetence, careerism and fraud. Conflict of interest ... is a cancer eating at the core of medical research,” Dr. Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, “who is an outspoken critic of what he regards as industry-driven hype surrounding statins” was quoted as saying in a Dec 2015 article published on the Daily Mail Online.

    The more embedded the financial and other interests in the outcome of a study, the more likely the findings are going to be false.

    “We need doctors to concentrate on research that matters to patients, not their careers or the advance of drug companies.”

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 12:39 pm | [0] comments

    CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

    Statin benefits have been ‘grossly exaggerated’ says Dr. Kailash Chand of the British Medical Assoc.

    Dr. Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, believes that statin benefits have been “grossly exaggerated” and that there is a lack of transparency over the statins’ side effects,’ as he was quoted as saying in a Dec 2015 article published on the Daily Mail Online as saying.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 12:35 pm | [0] comments

    CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

    Study claiming negative news stories about statins caused deaths is very misleading says Dr. Chand

    Regarding a paper claiming that news stories about statin side effects caused people to die from heart attacks because they had stopped their statins [which I think is complete nonsense], Dr. Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, who is an outspoken critic of what he regards as industry-driven hype surrounding statins, “argued that in his view the conclusions of the study were ‘very misleading’ and detracted from the real issues surrounding statins - lack of transparency over the drugs’ side effects and the fact that their benefits have been ‘grossly exaggerated’” according to an article from Dec 2015 article published on the Daily Mail Online.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 12:30 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, August 05, 2016

    STATINS

    Statins have an immunosuppressive effect

    A recent vaccine study found that statins have an immunosuppressive effect.

    Older people on statins given flu vaccines for various strains of flu had a 38-67% lower response to the vaccine than people not on statins.

    This apparent immunosuppressive effect of statins on the vaccine immune response was most dramatic in individuals receiving synthetic statins,” the paper notes.

    LDL cholesterol inactivates bacteria and viruses; in other words, adequate amounts of LDL are a good thing, not a bad thing

    Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD has noted that LDL cholesterol inactivates bacteria and viruses, however, he has also noted that this fact is not widely known.

    Therefore, my guess would be that this is the reason that statins have an immunosuppressive effect, that is, statins lower LDL cholesterol which is involved in the immune response.

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    Monday, July 25, 2016

    STATINS

    UK’s former NHS chief David Nicholson stopped taking statins because of debilitating side effects

    Sir David Nicholson, the former chief executive of NHS England (National Health Service England), stopped taking his statin because of “debilitating” side effects according to an article in the UK newspaper The Sunday Times.

    Nicholson was quoted as saying, “I was getting muscle and joint pain. It was getting worse and worse. It was mild to begin with and I kind of thought it was because I was getting old. I stopped taking them for a week and I got better.

    “The muscle pain probably started in May or June 2013. It got really bad towards the last two or three months. I was struggling with sleep.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 7:51 am | [0] comments

    STATINS

    The Queen’s former doctor says ‘We are very worried’, demands statins inquiry

    Sir Richard Thompson, the former president of the Royal College of Physicians and the Queen of England’s doctor for 21 years, was quoted in The Daily Express as saying,
        “The statin data needs to be urgently scrutinised.
        “We are very worried about it and particularly side-effect data which seems to have been swept under the carpet.
        “We have to be very wary of the doubts about statins produced by this new research and if we are wrong about widespread prescribing of this drug we have to stand up and say sorry.

    His quote was in response to the review paper by Michel de Lorgeril, MD, a cardiologist at the University of Grenoble in France, and Mikael Rabaeus, MD, a Swiss cardiologist, of statin studies done since 2005-2006, when rules changed making the results more credible.

    Findings from their review paper are posted here.

    Their report concluded “statins are not effective for cardiovascular prevention”.

    Dr. De Lorgeril, was quoted as saying, “We cannot trust these trials. I would warn people not to take statins.”

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 7:01 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    STATINS & CANCER

    Evidence that statins increase the risk of cancer, Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD and Kilmer McCully, MD

    There is strong evidence which suggests that statins do not lower the risk of cancer as has been claimed, but instead they increase the risk of cancer as described in an article titled Statins do not protect against cancer: quite the opposite written by Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, an independent researcher from Denmark; Paul Rosch, MD from New York Medical College and the American Institute of Stress; and Kilmer McCully, MD from Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 10:31 am | [0] comments

    STATINS & CANCER

    Breast cancer 12 times more common in women given a statin in the CARE trial

    Among women in the 1998 CARE trial in which people were given pravastatin to reduce cholesterol levels, there were 12 cases of breast cancer in women given the statin versus only one women who was given a placebo.

    Total number of cancer cases was nearly twice as great in women given a statin as women given a placebo (23 cases versus 12 cases).

    Lots of experimental evidence shows that lower cholesterol levels are associated with a higher risk of cancer, and higher cholesterol levels are associated with a lower risk of cancer.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 9:01 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    STATINS

    ‘I cannot find any evidence to support people taking statins,’ says Prof. Harumi Okuyama

    “We have collected a wealth of information on cholesterol and statins from many published papers and find overwhelming evidence that these drugs accelerate hardening of the arteries and can cause, or worsen, heart failure.
        “I cannot find any evidence to support people taking statins and patients who are on them should stop,” Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, lead author of a recent review of more than 20 studies done with statins, was quoted as saying in the UK newspaper The Daily Express.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 1:24 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS

    Statins ‘should never have been approved for use,’ says cardiologist, Peter Langsjoen, MD

    “Statins are being used so aggressively and in such large numbers of people that the adverse effects are now becoming obvious.
        “These drugs should never have been approved for use.
        “The long-term effects are devastating,” Peter Langsjoen, MD, a cardiologist from Texas and coauthor of a recent review paper of more than 20 studies done with statins, was quoted as saying in the UK newspaper The Daily Express.

    Their review of more than 20 statin studies found evidence that statins can “cause, or worsen, heart failure”, and that there is overwhelming evidence that these drugs accelerate hardening of the arteries.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 1:05 pm | [0] comments

    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 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 12:30 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS

    Statins can cause congestive heart failure

    Statins can cause congestive heart failure by depleting coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and ‘heme A’ which reduces production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) according to a 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 12:20 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS

    Statins are NOT effective, but instead can cause hardening of the arteries, heart failure, diabetes

    “In summary, statins are not only ineffective in preventing CHD [coronary heart disease] events but instead are capable of increasing [coronary heart disease] and heart failure,”  according to a 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 12:00 pm | [0] comments

    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 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.

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

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 11:30 am | [0] comments

    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 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.

    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) [which are unreliable].”

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 11:13 am | [0] comments

    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 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.

    “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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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 11:01 am | [0] comments

    STATINS

    Statins are mitochondrial toxins

    [S]tatins are mitochondrial toxins making all cells ATP depleted. Because most mammalian cells depend on mitochondria for their energy metabolism, statins are general cell toxins,” notes a 2015 review paper by Prof. Harumi Okuyama from Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, Peter H. Langsjoen MD, a cardiologist from Texas, and others who reviewed more than 20 statin drug studies done after 2004.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 10:42 am | [0] comments

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Statins can increase irritability, aggression, hemorrhagic stroke, cause ALS says Beatrice Golomb MD

    Prof. Beatrice A. Golomb, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego who headed The UCSD Statin Study group, writes in Scientific American that:

    • Statins can cause peripheral neuropathy.

    • Some patients given statins report poor sleep.

    • Some patients given statins report greater irritability and aggression.

    • Statins tend to increase aggression in women, but decrease aggression in men, possibly because of reduced testosterone levels.

    • Some men given statins experienced a marked increase in aggression, which was correlated with worsening sleep.

    • Statins increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

    • Statins may also affect neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

    • Some patients taking statins develop ALS or ALS-like conditions with progressive muscle wasting, which sometimes [and sometimes does not] resolve when the patients stop taking the medication.

    • Statins can increase or decrease oxidative stress involved in neurodegenerative diseases.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 4:48 pm | [0] comments

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    CVD RISK CALCULATOR

    The 2013 cardiovascular risk calculator overestimates the risk of a heart attack or stroke 5-6 fold!

    The 2013 cardiovascular risk calculator which was put out by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association overestimates the risk of a heart attack 5-6 fold in most people according to a study done by Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

    Comments

    Lies, lies and more lies from researchers paid by the drug companies to scare people into taking statins, which I believe are not only worthless, but dangerous. (If you have any doubt about this — that statins are not only worthless, but dangerous — see the articles about statins and cholesterol listed at the end of this article.)

    Imagine that.

    It makes me want to vomit.

    I no longer believe ANYTHING or ANYONE associated with the drug companies!

    As I stated in 2014, I no longer believe drug studies or drug researchers paid by drug companies or guidelines or risk calculators or anything else that is associated with the drug companies in any way, shape or form.
        This includes the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

    Marcia Angell, MD, former editor at the New England Journal of Medicine: It is no longer possible to believe drug studies or key opinion leaders or medical guidelines (or risk calculators)

    As Marcia Angell, MD, former editor at the New England Journal of Medicine for 21 years, wrote in 2009,

        “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research [ drug research ] that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines [ or risk calculators ].
        “I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades [ 21 years ] as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”
        — Marcia Angell, MD, “Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption,” New York Review of Books, Jan 15, 2009

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    Thursday, June 09, 2016

    STATINS & BREAST CANCER

    Long-term statin use is associated with double the risk of breast cancer

    Long-term statin use is associated with double the risk of breast cancer according to a 2013 study.

    Current users of statins for 10 years or longer had a 1.8-fold increased risk of invasive ductal carcinoma and a 2-fold increased risk of invasive lobular carcinoma compared with never users of statins.

    Among women diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia, current users of statins for 10 years or longer had 2-times the risk of invasive ductal carcinoma and 2.4-times the risk of invasive lobular carcinoma compared with never users.

    “In this contemporary population-based case-control study, long-term use of statins was associated with increased risks of both [invasive ductal carcinoma] and [invasive lobular carcinoma],” the authors of the study concluded.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 09, 2016 8:29 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, June 02, 2016

    STATINS

    ‘This review strongly suggests that statins are not effective’ says two cardiologists

    “In conclusion, this review strongly suggests that statins are not effective for cardiovascular prevention,” notes a recent review paper by French cardiologist, Michel de Lorgeril, MD and Swiss cardiologist, Mikael Rabaeus, MD.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 5:54 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS

    Present claims about safety and efficacy of statins are not evidence-based says two cardiologists

    “The [statin] studies published before 2005/2006 were probably flawed, and this concerned in particular the safety issue,” notes a recent review paper by French cardiologist, Michel de Lorgeril, MD and Swiss cardiologist, Mikael Rabaeus, MD.

    “A complete reassessment [of all statin trials] is mandatory.

    “Until then, physicians should be aware that the present claims about the efficacy and safety of statins are not evidence based.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 5:50 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS

    Crestor (rosuvastatin) is NOT effective at preventing heart attack or death says two cardiologists

    “Our systematic review [of four (4) randomized controlled trials published since 2005/2006] ... unambiguously showed that rosuvastatin [Crestor] is not effective in secondary prevention, while the results are highly debatable in primary prevention,” notes a recent review paper by French cardiologist, Michel de Lorgeril, MD and Swiss cardiologist, Mikael Rabaeus, MD.

    In other words, statins don’t work even in people who have had a heart attack!

    Secondary prevention is when they give a drug—a statin in this case—to people who have had a heart attack or have cardiovascular disease and they are trying to prevent another heart attack or death.

    Primary Prevention is when they give a drug—a statin in this case—to people who do not have cardiovascular disease or have not had a heart attack and are trying to prevent a heart attack or death in the first place.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 4:43 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS

    No statin is more effective than any other says two cardiologists; (all are equally ineffective!)

    “We then examined the most recent [randomized controlled trials] comparing statins to each other: all showed that no statin is more effective than any other, including rosuvastatin [Crestor],” notes a recent review paper by French cardiologist, Michel de Lorgeril, MD and Swiss cardiologist, Mikael Rabaeus, MD.

    In other words, all statins are equally ineffective at preventing heart attack and death!

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 4:01 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS

    Intense cholesterol-lowering with statins is not better than less-intense says two cardiologists

    “Furthermore, recent [randomized controlled trials] clearly indicate that intense cholesterol-lowering (including those with statins) does not protect high-risk patients any better than less-intense statin regimens,” notes a recent review paper by French cardiologist, Michel de Lorgeril, MD and Swiss cardiologist, Mikael Rabaeus, MD.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 3:42 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS

    Statins appear ineffective in chronic heart failure and chronic kidney failure says two cardiologist

    ”[S]tatins appear ineffective in chronic heart failure and chronic kidney failure patients,” notes a recent review paper by French cardiologist, Michel de Lorgeril, MD and Swiss cardiologist, Mikael Rabaeus, MD.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 3:26 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS

    Statins do not appear to protect diabetics says two cardiologists

    “[S]tatins do not appear to protect diabetics [from an increased risk of heart attack and death],” notes a recent review paper by French cardiologist, Michel de Lorgeril, MD and Swiss cardiologist, Mikael Rabaeus, MD.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 3:02 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS

    It is worrisome that it took 30 years to realize statins increase diabetes says two cardiologists

    “As for the safety of statin treatment – a major issue for medical doctors – it is quite worrisome to realize that it took 30 years to bring to light the triggering effect of statins on new-onset diabetes, manifestly reflecting a high level of bias in reporting harmful outcomes in commercial trials, as has been admitted by the recent confession of prominent experts in statin treatment,” notes a recent review paper by French cardiologist, Michel de Lorgeril, MD and Swiss cardiologist, Mikael Rabaeus, MD.

    Obviously, the drug companies hid this information and their paid researchers went along with this lie.

    Can you understand why I don’t believe anything from the drug companies or from their paid researchers?

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 02, 2016 2:54 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    STATINS

    Statins can cause muscle rupture

    Statins can cause muscle rupture according to a new paper which, they say, has not previously been reported.

    They found 15 cases in a Netherlands’ database and 165 cases in the EudraVigilance database which is the European Union (EU) database for managing suspected adverse reactions to drugs.

    They noted that this occurred “during normal daily activities” in a number of patients.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 12:32 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, October 07, 2015

    STATINS

    Statins increase survival by only 3-4 days!

    Statins increase survival by an average of only 3-4 days according to an analysis of 11 statin studies.

    In the trial with the best result, survival was increased by an average of 27 days.

    In the trial with the worst result, survival was DECREASED by an average of 10 days.

    “Statin treatment results in a surprisingly small average gain in overall survival within the trials’ running time,” the authors of the study concluded.

    In other words, statins do NOT provide much benefit at all.

    Would you take a statin every day for the next 10 or 20 or 30 years to live an extra 3-4 days?

    I wouldn’t.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 07, 2015 12:44 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, August 04, 2015

    STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

    Statins associated with 4.4-fold greater risk of memory loss

    Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are associated with a 4.4-fold greater risk of acute memory loss within one month of starting them according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

    NON-statin cholesterol-lowering drugs were also associated with an increased risk of acute memory loss—a 3.6-fold greater risk—within one month of starting them.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 04, 2015 4:52 am | [0] comments

    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

    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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  • Low cholesterol levels associated with 2.3 times greater risk of Parkinson’s disease

  • Statin use is associated with a 61% greater risk of Parkinson’s disease

  • Statin use is associated with a 1-12% greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease

  • While statin use increased 68% (1999-2005), heart attacks increased 16%, strokes 45%!

  • 2.8 times more people given lovastatin died than those given a placebo (0.50% vs 0.18%)

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  • Statins ‘should never have been approved for use,’ says cardiologist, Peter Langsjoen, MD

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

  • Statins can cause congestive heart failure

  • Statins are NOT effective, but instead can cause hardening of the arteries, heart failure, diabetes

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

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

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

  • Statins are mitochondrial toxins

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  • The 2013 cardiovascular risk calculator overestimates the risk of a heart attack or stroke 5-6 fold!

  • Long-term statin use is associated with double the risk of breast cancer

  • ‘This review strongly suggests that statins are not effective’ says two cardiologists

  • Present claims about safety and efficacy of statins are not evidence-based says two cardiologists

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