• Cholesterol Con Exposed?

    | January 2, 2010 | Comments (2)

    THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL CON! The REAL truth you’re not being told about cholesterol … and why taking cholesterol-lowering statins does your health much more harm than good… Big Pharma has made every effort to ensure that statin drugs are prescribed to everyone. Are you next? Even if you are in good health, chances are you’ll [...]

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Pfizer Taken To Court For Lipitor’s Link To Diabetes

| November 21, 2014 | Comments (2)

Earlier this year, Dr. John Briffa wrote about a study that challenged the health benefits of cholesterol reduction with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. In the study, 155 participants were divided into two groups. One half was treated with 80mg of atorvastatin (Lipitor) each day, while the other half received no treatment. The trial lasted for 3 [...]

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Cholesterol And Saturated Fat Are Not Our Dietary Enemies

| October 30, 2014 | Comments (1)

The skewed theory that eating foods rich in cholesterol and saturated fat raises blood cholesterol levels — which in turn raises the risk of cardiovascular disease — is based on studies carried out more than half a century ago. In some way the medical mainstream can be forgiven, in part, for all the confusion. Cardiovascular [...]

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When Doctors Stop Taking Statin Drugs

| October 9, 2014 | Comments (1)

You know something is wrong when six in 10 GPs opposed the proposal to lower the risk level at which patients are prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. It gets even worse when 55 per cent of doctors said they would not take statins drugs themselves or recommend them to a relative. If that doesn’t speak volumes, [...]

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How Bias May Be Corrupting The Evidence Base For Statin Drugs

| August 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The supposed ‘gold standard’ of medical research is the ‘double-blind placebo-controlled study’, in which the outcomes after taking a treatment are compared with those achieve with a placebo. In the ‘best’ trials, neither the study participants nor the investigators know who is taking what until the ‘code is cracked’ and the analyses are done. ‘Blinding’ [...]

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Mainstream In A Divided Camp About Statins

| August 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recently, I wrote about Professor Sir Rory Collins, who tried to get the British Medical Journal (BMJ) to retract two papers that were faintly critical of cholesterol-lowering statins. A committee convened by the BMJ to look into this matter found there were no grounds for retraction. This episode centred around the claims made in the [...]

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Evidence Turns Common Cholesterol Assumptions On Their Head

| August 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cholesterol in the bloodstream is carried within protein-rich packages known as ‘lipoproteins’. These come in two main types, so-called ‘low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol’ (LDL-C) and ‘high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol’ (HDL-C). Conventional wisdom has it that LDL-C is responsible for dumping cholesterol on the inside of arteries, and is dubbed ‘bad cholesterol’ as a result. On the other hand, HDL-cholesterol [...]

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