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‘I cannot find any evidence to support people taking statins,’ says Prof. Harumi Okuyama
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:24 pm Email this article
“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.
The authors of the paper said that many earlier statin studies, prior to 2004, are not reliable.
They noted that starting in 2004, new European regulations insisted on all trial findings, both negative and positive, being declared.
Johnston L. Statins CAN cause heart disease - Shock research warns drug risks hardened arteries. The Daily Express, 2016 Jan 10; http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/633160/Cholesterol-drug-statins-cause-heart-disease-experts
Reference to the review paper the article is talking about
Okuyama H, Langsjoen PH, Hamazaki T, Ogushi Y, Hama R, Kobayashi T, and Uchino H. Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol, 2015 Feb 6; 1-11.
Author’s Contact Info
Nagoya City University and
Institute for Consumer Science and Human Life
Kinjo Gakuin University
2-1723 Omori, Moriyama
Nagoya 463-8521, Japan
Tel.: +81 528 763 840
Fax: +81 528 763 840
Peter H. Langsjoen MD
East Texas Medical Center
1107 Doctors Drive
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 595-3778 phone
(903) 595-4962 fax
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