Aside from demonstrating that statins provide no benefit to most people, this study also demonstrates that the so-called gold standard, randomized double blinded placebo controlled, study is a farce.
There’s serious confusion about cholesterol; whether high cholesterol levels are responsible for heart disease, and whether statins are really the appropriate solution to reduce heart disease risk.
Cholesterol-lowering medications do not significantly decrease your risk of atherosclerosis, heart attacks or strokes. Conventional medicine has been hijacked to believe that poisoning the enzyme that makes cholesterol lowers the risk for heart disease.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will soon be updating their recommendations for “healthy” cholesterol numbers. Will there be any significant changes to their cholesterol guidelines?
The research against cholesterol-lowering statin drugs continues to mount, as does the evidence that lowering ones cholesterol via medication has serious side effects, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Twenty years ago, doctors told us to stay away from high-fat foods like eggs, bacon, and butter because they raised cholesterol and could lead to heart disease. But today, that is all changing.
It’s time for the cholesterol myths to be laid to rest. Learn the truth about how cholesterol works in your body, and you’ll realize it’s not an enemy to your health, but instead plays an essential role in keeping your body functioning optimally.
Researchers found that people taking statin drugs had lower levels of CoQ10, which is critical to heart health. They also found that those taking statins had "reduced insulin sensitivity", which leads to type 2 diabetes.
There is a growing awareness that the unintended, adverse health effects of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs far outweigh their purported benefits.