Then there’s the issue of your insurance premiums increasing because your cholesterol is over 200 and now you’re supposedly at risk for heart disease.
Another study, a meta-analysis review of scientific literature was conducted by Dr. Taylor and The Cochrane Collaboration, a prestigious and respected review in the UK. The researchers found no benefit to the use of statins in primary prevention. This incredible, skillful review supports my experience in reading statin literature bought and paid for by drug companies.
That is, they are purposefully adding sick patients with heart disease to the healthy primary prevention group to “massage” and carefully remove data that supports a much higher incidence of dangerous side-effects, and more.
I applaud Dr Taylor and the Cochrane Collaboration for stepping forward and proving that statins are not helpful for people who have only high cholesterol and are in fact dangerous.
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D writing about The Cochrane Study in the Huffington Post stated, “Cholesterol lowering statin medications like Crestor, Simvastatin,Vytorin and Lipitor have been the number one prescribed class of drugs in the U.S. for years, breaking over 36 billion dollars in sales last year… all just by making healthy people patients.”
Dr. Teitelbaum, who I respect immensely, is a pioneer in inflammation and sugar causing heart disease. He summarizes this recent report by saying, “I believe that this epitomizes a lot of modern medicine: using a meaningless test to prescribe a ineffective drug!”
Another study, a 2010 literature-based meta-analysis report from The American Medical Association found no evidence of any benefit to statin therapy (Lipitor, Crestor, Simvastatin, etc) on all-cause mortality in high-risk primary prevention much less in patients whose only sign is an elevated cholesterol over 200.
If you have parents over the age of 70, get them off statins before they suffer needlessly. If a doctor suggests Lipitor or Crestor for cholesterol of 240 and threatens you with a heart attack or stroke, just say no. It’s just not true. Neither the data nor any results, even those manufactured by the drug companies, support that risk. None!
Diets rich in carbohydrates and sugar ignite inflammation that in turn causes heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity. The far better choice to taking useless dangerous statins is to reduce your carbohydrate intake and take Omega -3 fish oils. You can check your CRP test to determine inflammation levels and focus on steps to bring that under control, or you can focus on reducing triglycerides and VLDL’s by removing excessive carbohydrates and sweets from your diet.
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