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    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

    Sunday, March 15, 2015

    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 bladder 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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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:20 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of cancer

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of 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 2:10 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Higher cholesterol levels are associated with an decreased risk of Parkinson’s

    Each mmol per liter (39 mg/dL) increase in cholesterol levels decreases the risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease by 23% according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

    “The risk reduction was significant in women but not in men,” the paper notes.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 1:50 pm | [0] comments

    Tuesday, February 05, 2013

    STATINS AND CHOLESTEROL GUIDELINES

    8 of 9 panel members who wrote the cholesterol guidelines were paid by the drug companies

    Eight of the 9 panel members on the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) who wrote the cholesterol guidelines which define high cholesterol and recommend taking drugs to lower cholesterol, had financial ties to the drug companies that make statins.

    The wonderful documentary Statin Nation reminds us of this.

    Below is a list of all 9 members of the panel and all of the drug companies who have paid them.

    Do you think it is any different when it comes to the guidelines for blood pressure or diabetes or depression or anxiety or sleep or bone-building or acid reflux or for the treatment of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s or any other disease?

    No, of course not.

    It’s all the same nonsense.

    Realize that when you hear about the results of a drugs study, what you are really hearing is an advertisement for the drug companies.

    I no longer believe the drug research because all aspects of drug recommendations are infected with money from the drug companies.

    Everyone making drug recommendations have been paid by the drug companies, and, of course, the drug companies will ONLY pay researchers who say their drugs are safe and effective and more people need them, in other words, the only researchers they will pay are those people who will help them to sell more drugs.

    The researchers who are paid by the drug companies are not scientists, they are salesmen to help the drug companies sell more drugs.

    I used to be interested in drug research and what the university researchers and government scientists had to say about drugs, but I am NOT interested anymore because I know exactly what every one of them is going to say: ALL of them are going to say that these drugs are safe and effective and more people need them, otherwise the drug companies would NOT pay them and would go find someone else who will help them to sell more drugs.

    What a shame.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 1:30 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

    Statin side effects, 51-yr-old women: depression, amnesia, incredible fatigue, chest pain, insomnia

    While taking the cholesterol-lowering drug, Lipitor (atorvastatin), Pamela Sharp, who was 51-years-old at the time, wrote this in her diary as she describes in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    “I’ve got lots of depression, light sensitivity, amnesia, unable to write, chest pains, leg pains, incredible fatigue, and some days I can’t get my legs out of bed.

    “Symptoms are getting worse, and now I need to find out what’s going on because I think I’m dying.”

    Below is the quote of exactly what she says in the movie about how she felt and what her doctor told her.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 12:42 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

    Statin side effects: ‘Life was pretty unbearable’, constant pain, fatigue, did not feel well, Tony W

    “It just got to the point where life was pretty unbearable.

    “[I had] constant pain… feeling not well… waking up in the morning and not feeling rested, and thinking, oh Christ, another day,” notes Tony Wood, a patients who had taken a statin to lower his cholesterol, as he describes in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    Below is the quote of exactly what he says about the side effects he experienced.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 12:30 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, February 04, 2013

    LDL CHOLESTEROL AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

    LDL cholesterol binds to and inactivates bacteria and viruses, Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD

    Lipoproteins including LDL, HDL and VLDL, which carry cholesterol, perform an immune function in that they bind to and inactivate bacteria and viruses notes independent researcher Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD in an extended interview on the DVD for the wonderful documentary called
    Statin Nation.

    LDL is THE MOST POTENT of the lipoproteins in humans at performing this immune function, Dr. Ravnskov notes.

    People with LOW cholesterol levels have HIGHER rates of infectious disease.

    Below is the exact quote of what Dr. Ravnskov says about this.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 2:29 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS and DIABETES

    Statins increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 25-30% notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

    “Statins cause Type 2 diabetes. They increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by about 25 to 30 percent. That is now widely accepted,” notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    Malcolm Kendrick is the author of The Great Cholesterol Con.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 2:00 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

    Statin-induced side effects: depression, fatigue, memory loss, arrhythmia, Katherine Faraday, MD

    “That was the worst I ever felt in my life,” notes Katherine Faraday, MD in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    “There were times when I wondered if I really wanted to go on living.”

    Below is the quote of exactly what she says in the movie about the side effects she experienced—fatigue, depression, memory loss, colitis, and dry eyes—and how neither she nor her doctor realized for 2 years that ALL of the problems she had developed were being caused by the Lipitor (atorvastatin) she was taking to lower her cholesterol.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 1:20 pm | [0] comments

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    SUGAR / FRUCTOSE

    Sugar can make some cancers grow including breast cancer and colon cancer says Lewis Cantley, PhD

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta: If you limit your sugar you decrease your chances of developing cancer?


    Lewis Cantley, PhD: Absolutely.


    Cantley, a Harvard professor and the head of the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center, says when we eat or drink sugar, it causes a sudden spike in the hormone insulin, which can serve as a catalyst to fuel certain types of cancers.


    Lewis Cantley: What we're beginning to learn is that insulin can cause adverse effects in the various tissues. And of particular concern is cancer.


    Why? Nearly a third of some common cancers -- including breast and colon cancers -- have something called insulin receptors on their surface. Insulin binds to these receptors and signals the tumor to start consuming glucose [which allows it to grow].


    Lewis Cantley: Every cell in our body needs glucose to survive. But the trouble is, these cancer cells also use it to grow. So if you happen to have the tumor that has insulin receptors on it then it will get stimulated to take up the glucose that's in the bloodstream rather than go into fat or muscle, the glucose goes into the tumor. And the tumor uses it to grow.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 11:59 am | [0] comments

    SUGAR / FRUCTOSE

    All calories are NOT equal says Kimber Stanhope, PhD who found fructose increases small dense LDL

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The mantra that you hear from most nutritionists is that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie.


    Kimber Stanhope, PhD: And I think the results of the study showed clearly that is not true.


    Stanhope has found that fructose increase small dense LDL cholesterol as well as other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 11:55 am | [0] comments

    SUGAR / FRUCTOSE

    Don’t eat sugar says cancer researcher, Lewis Cantley, PhD

    Lewis Cantley's research team is working on developing drugs that will cut off the glucose supply to cancer cells and keep them from growing. But until there's a breakthrough, Cantley's advice? Don't eat sugar. And if you must, keep it to a minimum.


    Cantley, a Harvard professor and the head of the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center, says when we eat or drink sugar, it causes a sudden spike in the hormone insulin, which can serve as a catalyst to fuel certain types of cancers.


    Lewis Cantley: What we're beginning to learn is that insulin can cause adverse effects in the various tissues. And of particular concern is cancer.


    Why? Nearly a third of some common cancers -- including breast and colon cancers -- have something called insulin receptors on their surface. Insulin binds to these receptors and signals the tumor to start consuming glucose [which allows it to grow].


    Lewis Cantley: Every cell in our body needs glucose to survive. But the trouble is, these cancer cells also use it to grow. So if you happen to have the tumor that has insulin receptors on it then it will get stimulated to take up the glucose that's in the bloodstream rather than go into fat or muscle, the glucose goes into the tumor. And the tumor uses it to grow.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 11:54 am | [0] comments

    SUGAR / FRUCTOSE

    High fructose corn syrup increases risk factors for heart disease within 2 weeks, Kimber Stanhope

    Kimber Stanhope, PhD: We found that the subjects who consumed [25% of their calories as] high fructose corn syrup had increased blood levels of LDL cholesterol and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.


    Dr. Sanjay Gupta: How quickly did these changes occur?


    Kimber Stanhope: Within two weeks.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 11:45 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, February 01, 2012

    CHOLESTEROL & SATURATED FAT

    Cholesterol levels and saturated fat are NOT correlated with coronary heart disease, Dr. Kendrick

    Saturated fat intake is NOT correlated with cholesterol levels or coronary heart disease, and cholesterol levels are NOT correlated with coronary heart disease notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in this 4.5 minute video clip from the upcoming documentary "$29 Billion Reasons To Lie About Cholesterol". Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 01, 2012 2:20 pm | [0] comments

    Sunday, November 20, 2011

    Diet has never been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease or death noted Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD

    "[T]here is no evidence that diet prevents cardiovascular morbidity or mortality," noted Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD.

    "This effect was shown in a systematic review of eight ecological, 41 cross-sectional, 25 cohort, six case-control studies, and a meta-analysis of nine controlled randomised dietary trials." Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Nov 20, 2011 11:01 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    STATINS

    Statins are destroying the lives of countless people around the world, Malcolm Kendrick, MD

    "In my opinion, statins are destroying the lives of countless people around the world," notes Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It .) Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 2:18 pm | [0] comments

    Thursday, November 03, 2011

    BOOK - MALIGNANT MEDICAL MYTHS

    Low cholesterol levels are dangerous, high ones usually are not, Joel Kauffman, PhD

    The basis for using cholesterol-lowering drugs is not based on science notes Joel M. Kauffman, PhD, the author of Malignant Medical Myths: Why Medical Treatment Causes 200,000 Deaths in the USA each Year, and How to Protect Yourself.

    "Low cholesterol levels are dangerous; high ones usually are not," Kauffman writes. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 03, 2011 12:14 pm | [0] comments

    Tuesday, February 08, 2011

    HYPOTHYROIDISM AND CHOLESTEROL

    Cholesterol dropped from 240 to 150, triglycerides from 500 to 100 with thyroid, Mark Starr, MD

    Mark Starr, MD's cholesterol levels had increased from 150 when he was in medical school to 240 when he was 40-years-old and feeling really ill. He suspected he might have hypothyroidism, but his blood tests (TSH levels) were normal, and the endocrinologist at the University where he had trained told him that his thyroid was fine, and that he was just working too hard. However, after read the old medical literature and realized that he had hypothyroidism, and started taking 4 grains of desiccated thyroid, his cholesterol levels dropped from 240 to 150, and his triglycerides fell from 500 to less than 100.

    Here is a short audio clip of Dr. Starr talking about this in a speech he gave at a 2007 Orthomolecular Conference. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 08, 2011 10:30 am | [0] comments

    Monday, October 25, 2010

    LOW CARB DIET

    Low-carb diet causes nearly twice as much weight loss as low-fat: 26 lbs vs 14 lbs

    Patients eating a low-carbohydrate group lost nearly twice as much weight as those in the low-fat group. Those in the low-carb group lost an average of 26.4 pounds versus 14.3 pounds for those in the low-fat group. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 25, 2010 9:27 am | [1] comments

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    PORTION CONTROL

    Women on the portion-controlled diet lost 12.3 lbs in 2 months vs 7.9 lbs when counting calories

    Women eating portion-controlled diets lost more weight than women on a diet that was not portion-controlled even though both were supposed to eat the same number of calories according to a recent study. Women on the portion-controlled diet lost 12.3 pounds in two months compared to 7.9 pounds for women following a non-portion-controlled diet. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 22, 2010 9:01 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, May 06, 2010

    HDL CHOLESTEROL

    The idea that HDL can remove cholesterol from a plaque is ridiculous by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

    The concept that HDL could remove cholesterol from a plaque is such a stupid idea that I cannot believe it still exists. Once you understand the science, the whole thing is patently ridiculous.”

    (This article was written by Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of the wonderful, eye-opening, paradigm-shifting book The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It .) Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 06, 2010 2:09 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    FRUCTOSE

    200 grams of fructose per day for two weeks lowered HDL levels by 5%

    Men who were given 200 grams of fructose per day for two weeks had a 5% decrease in HDL levels, falling from 46 mg per deciliter to 44 mg per deciliter according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 10:44 am | [0] comments

    Monday, December 14, 2009

    STATINS

    Statins treat lab values, but not much else says Michael Eades, MD

    "This study shows NO evidence that lowering LDL cholesterol decreases the prevalence of heart disease… And [yet] what [the authors of this paper concluded] from this data is that we simply need to treat more people. Brilliant!"
    This is a quote from Michael Eades, MD author of "Protein Power" on his blog, Nov 19, 2009. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 14, 2009 7:15 am | [0] comments

    Sunday, December 06, 2009

    ORANGE JUICE

    Orange Juice 18 oz raises HDL by 21 percent

    Eighteen ounces (18 oz) of Orange Juice raised HDL levels by 21% in one month, from 60 mg/dL to 78 mg/dL (1.56 mmol per liter increased to 2.03 mmol per liter) according to a study published in 2000.

    HDL levels seem to be key to preventing heart disease, NOT the lowering of LDL which the statin manufacturer's would like us to believe. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Dec 06, 2009 3:40 pm | [0] comments

    Thursday, November 19, 2009

    NIACIN VS ZETIA

    Paradoxically the more Zetia (ezetimibe) lowered LDL, the greater the progression of atherosclerosis

    The greater the reduction in LDL cholesterol in statin users who were also given the cholesterol-lowering drug Zetia (ezetimibe), the greater the acceleration of atherosclerosis according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    "We found an unexpected paradoxical relationship of a greater degree of atherosclerosis progression in patients with larger, [ Zetia-induced ] ezetimibe-induced reductions in LDL cholesterol level," the researchers noted.

    "The use of [ Zetia ] ezetimibe led to a paradoxical increase in the degree of atherosclerosis in association with greater reduction in LDL cholesterol, an effect we hypothesize may stem from unintended biologic effects of this agent," they concluded.

    But that's not all.

    Even though LDL levels were lower in the statin plus Zetia (ezetimibe) than the statin plus niacin group, during a 14 month period there were:
    • 3 times as many heart attacks in the Zetia (ezetimibe) group (3 vs 1)

    • 5 times as many cardiovascular deaths in the Zetia (ezetimibe) group (5 vs 1), and

    • 7 times as many total deaths in the Zetia (ezetimibe) group (7 vs 1), and

    • more than 3 times as many heart bypasses performed in the Zetia (ezetimibe) group (3 vs 0)
    Do not be fooled by some advertisement that says, "This drug lowers 'bad' LDL cholesterol." It is irrelevant! The ONLY thing that matters is if it lowers your TOTAL risk of death.

    Do not be fooled by whether or not a drug lowers some number on a piece of paper, that is, some marker, such as LDL cholesterol, blood pressure or blood sugar.

    The drug companies have convinced doctors and patients alike that if a drug lowers cholesterol... or blood pressure or blood sugar, that is must be good for you.

    This is not true!

    Studies going back to the early 1970's found that while oral diabetes drugs lower blood sugar, they caused more problems than they solved.

    A 2004 study of blood pressure drugs in older women found that while these drugs lowered blood pressure by 10-15 points lower than women taking no blood pressure drugs, women taking the drugs were MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease in seven out of the eight ( 7 of 8 ) drug groups than the "no drug" group!

    Yes, really.

    In fact, women who had been given a diuretic plus a calcium channel blocker were 2.4 times MORE likely to die of cardiovascular disease than women taking no blood pressure medicines at all, even though the systolic pressure of the women taking this drug combination was 11 points lower (138 mm Hg in the drug group vs 149 mm Hg in the "no drug" group)!

    This is another example showing that the number on a piece of paper is irrelevant!

    It does not matter whether or not a drug lowers LDL cholesterol or blood pressure or blood sugar or any other marker.

    The only thing that matters is whether or not it lowers your total risk of death.

    Please do not fall for this advertising nonsense!

    Ignore LDL Cholesterol

    Dr. Rodney A. Hayward says we should IGNORE LDL cholesterol ignore

    Researchers quoted in the January 17th, 2008 cover story in BusinessWeek titled "Do Cholesterol Drugs Do Any Good", said that they research suggests that we should IGNORE LDL cholesterol altogether.

    "[C]urrent evidence supports ignoring LDL cholesterol altogether," University of Michigan's [Dr. Rodney A. Hayward, professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School] was quoted as saying in this BusinessWeek article. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 12:55 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN VS ZETIA

    Dose of extended-release niacin, 2000 mg in 75%, 1500 mg in 3%, 1000 mg in 12%, 500 mg in 10%

    There were fewer heart attacks, fewer heart bypasses performed, fewer cardiovascular deaths, and fewer total deaths during a 14 month period in statin users given extended-release niacin compared to those given Zetia (ezetimibe) according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    The final dose of extended-release niacin was:
    • 2000 mg in 75% of patients

    • 1500 mg in 3% of patients

    • 1000 mg in 12% of patients

    • 500 mg in 10% of patients
    In rare cases, niacin can cause liver problems.

    This is more common with extended-release niacin than regular niacin.

    This is because extended-release niacin (or time-release niacin) is roughly the equivalent of double the dose of regular niacin as noted by Dr. William Parsons in the 1993 book Coronary Heart Disease: The Dietary Sense and Nonsense. An evaluation by scientists. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 12:28 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN VS ZETIA

    Niacin reduced total deaths by 86% compared to Zetia (ezetimibe) in statin users (1 vs 7 deaths)

    There were 86% fewer total deaths in 14 months in statin users given extended-release niacin compared to those given Zetia (ezetimibe) according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    There was one (1) deaths in the niacin group during the 14 months versus seven (7) deaths in the Zetia (ezetimibe) group.

    Two of the deaths in the Zetia (ezetimibe) group, and one (1) death in the niacin group were non-cardiovascular, however, they don't say what they were.

    Since statins and other cholesterol-lowering drugs which artificially lower cholesterol have been found to increase the risk of cancer, suicide, accidental death, and congestive heart failure (with statins), these two deaths may or may not be relevant.

    Since they did not say what these people died from, it feels to me like they are trying to hide something.

    I am trying to find out what these other people died from. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 12:06 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN VS ZETIA

    Niacin reduced heart attacks by 67% versus Zetia (ezetimibe) in statin users (1 vs 3 heart attacks)

    There were 67% fewer heart attacks in 14 months in statin users given extended release niacin compared to those given Zetia (ezetimibe) according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    There was one (1) heart attack in the niacin group versus three (3) heart attacks in the Zetia (ezetimibe) group. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 10:47 am | [0] comments
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