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.
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.)
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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