• 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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Statin Drugs: Doctor Calls For Patients To Be More Involved In Drug Decision Making Process

| April 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Initiatives in both the US and the UK look set to vastly increase the number of people deemed eligible for treatment with statin drugs. While some have welcomed these moves, there has been a lot of criticism too. Some believe that statin drugs already have a risk/benefit profile that is far from positive for people [...]

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Speaking Out Against The Mainstream’s Misleading Pro-Statin Message

| March 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recently, the issue of statin side-effects has been covered repeatedly in the media. Quite-prominent doctors and researchers have expressed their concerns regarding statin safety. In response, perhaps, we have seen some stout support for statins, including from Professor Rory Collin – co-director of a research group known as the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists (CTT) collaboration. In [...]

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No Evidence That Diets Low In Saturated Fat Are ‘Heart Healthy’

| March 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

One common dietary dictum is the importance of limiting saturated fat in favour of ‘polyunsaturated’ fats such as those found in oily vegetable oils and oily fish. This week saw the publication of the largest and most comprehensive review to assess this validity of this dietary advice. The study was carried out by researchers from [...]

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Untrustworthy Research Data Downplays Statins Side Effects

| March 13, 2014 | Comments (4)

While doctors and researchers often issue soothing reassurances about the potential for statins to cause harm, this is at odds with numerous reports that they can cause side effects such as fatigue and muscle pain. Now, a recent study claims to provide evidence that, for the most part, statin side effects are ‘imagined’ [1]. In [...]

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Doctor Speaks Out Against “Statins For All” Policy

| March 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK has recently put forward the idea that the number of people treated with statins should be widened considerably. Currently, doctors in the UK are recommended to treat individuals estimated to have a 20 per cent risk of developing cardiovascular disease over the next [...]

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Patients Should Be Made Aware Of The True Risk To Benefit Ratio Of Statins

| March 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

Moves are afoot which will mean that many more individuals will be considered as good candidates for statin therapy. One approach doctors use to communicate the benefits of statins is to say that they will reduce the risk of heart attack by a third, for example. But this can be very misleading, as the true [...]

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