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More statins in our future?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

When you ask the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology the answer is yes.
Here is the article about it.

I have also linked this article in a thread about saturated fat on the diet and nutrition messageboard.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 11/16/2013 1:14PM

    Quite some time ago there was a doctor as a guest on Dr. Oz, and he actually advocated for preventative health 'maintenance' of statins, claiming they actually promote health and longevity by cutting inflammation. (!!!) And, he advocated starting at risk children on them. Well, if the country followed that advice how many people will needlessly end up in heart failure from statins? Yes, heart failure can be brought on by statins due to the canceling out of coenzyme q-10 they do. The heart needs Co-Q10, and the depletion of Co-Q10 can, over time, bring on heart failure. AND, how many cases of kidney failure will statins bring on? Yes, kidney failure is a big issue with statins. And, not just in the cases where statins cause rhandomyolitis (sp?), but just imagine minor destruction of muscle over years of time, and all that destruction of muscle being 'cleaned up' by the kidneys, and the drain and destruction of kidney function over time. Oh, and let's not talk about all the OTHER negative effects of statins.

My opinion is that doctors and drug companies don't give a darn what harm is brought to patients. All that counts is the almighty dollar!

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CINDYTW 11/14/2013 10:24PM

  There is another case that money talks! I am sure this is tied to the pharmaceutical companies and their agenda.

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SKATER787 11/14/2013 10:20PM

    The public have bought the cholesterol numbers and lipid theory. I was just as ignorant as everyone. Big money for pharma's and the medical establishment. No one is going to rock the boat going forward. Lower numbers mean more patients. It's a no-brainer.

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ERIN1957 11/14/2013 6:22PM

    I saw this all over TV. It is getting worse, I thought for sure it would be getting better with all the folks jumping on the HFLC band wagon. I guess they just will kill off a butt load of low fat, high carb people.
I guess ethnicity groups are one area they are really pushing hard on...I am not even going to say what I am thinking. Makes me so sick!!

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