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2.8 times more people given lovastatin died than those given a placebo (0.50% vs 0.18%)
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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?
Quote from the 1992 paper
The authors of this paper wrote:
“Fourthly, data on all cause mortality from the first year of follow up of the EXCEL trial of lovastatin... reductase inhibitor) have been added.
“These results are not encouraging as 33 out of 6582 (0·50%) patients treated with drugs died compared with only three out of 1663 (0·18%) patients taking the placebo.”
— George Davey Smith, MD and Juha Pekkanen, MD, Should there be a moratorium on the use of cholesterol lowering drugs? 1992, BMJ, bottom of page 431, col. 2
Do you think anything has changed since then?
Do you think that anything has changed with statins since then?
I do NOT.
I believe that statins increase all-cause mortality, causing many people to die prematurely, just as the first statin study found above.
How can statins do anything except shorten your life?
How can statins which increase coronary artery calcification do anything except shorten your life?
How can statins which cause muscle weakness and fatigue in 20% of people (or more) who take them do anything except shorten your life?
How can statins which inhibit production of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a molecule essential for life, do anything except shorten your life?
The drug companies and the researchers paid by the drug companies and the committees made up of people paid by the drug companies and the guidelines written by people paid by the drug companies would have everyone believe that statins are these wonderful life-saving drugs, but I believe the exact opposite is true.
I do not believe any studies sponsored by the drug companies.
I believe the data in all studies sponsored by the drug companies has been manipulated, twisted, altered or deleted in order to get the results that the drug companies want, but it is all really just a big fat lie in order to fool the world so that they can make as much money as possible.
There are many examples of data manipulation in drug studies where the drug companies have altered the data to make the results look like something that they are not.
Davey Smith G, and Pekkanen J. Should there be a moratorium on the use of cholesterol lowering drugs? BMJ, 1992 Feb 15; 304(6824): 431-434.
Author’s Contact Info
George Davey Smith, MD
Department of Epidemiology and Population Sciences
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London, England WCIE 7HT UK
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