Study after study confirms that lower cholesterol values in the elderly correlate with early mortality.
Seniors, Statins and Side Effects
Statins and the Elderly
*Triglycerides and Heart Disease
Triglycerides make far more sense as a heart killer than cholesterol,especially with their link to obesity and diabetes.
Statins aren’t even the best way to accomplish the main thing they’re approved for, and that’s lower cholesterol levels — so I certainly wouldn’t trust them with anything even more important.
Yet these meds are touted for everything from heart protection to cancer prevention, and some people even take them because they believe the drugs will lower the risk of a blood clot.
But if you’re at risk for this potentially deadly condition, the last thing you want to do is put your faith in a statin.
One new look at data on some 100,000 patients who took part in one of 29 published and unpublished trials finds absolutely no difference in clot risk between those who took the meds and those who didn’t.
As if it weren’t bad enough that statins cause a huge array of devastating harms to health, they don’t even do what they supposedly exist for: prevention of heart disease. A new study that uses unpublished data clarifies the truth.
by Heidi Stevenson
A new study shows that the statin story is a lie. They don’t prevent heart attacks or strokes. They do, of course, cause a huge array of adverse effects, including memory loss, muscle destruction, pain, liver damage, and nerve damage—and they do all these things without providing a single benefit. (more…)
In yet another blow to the claimed benefits of statin drugs, newly published research has found that statin drug use leads to accelerated coronary artery and aortic artery calcification, both of which greatly contribute to cardiovascular disease and mortality. The new study comes on top of findings that led the FDA to mandate adding “diabetes risk” to the warning label of statin drugs. (more…)
More evidence continues to surface supporting the superior effectiveness of nature’s foods over medication in preventing disease. New research shows that just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease lowering blood fat levels by almost 25 percent, a claim unattainable by cardiovascular prescription medications.
Scientists found apples significantly lowered blood fat levels in postmenopausal women, the group most at risk of heart attacks and strokes. (more…)