Tag: "statins"

It’s Time To Rethink Cholesterol

| December 19, 2014 | Comments (6)

Here at The Cholesterol Truth, we often get some stick for our stance against the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Of course, we welcome all constructive comments and even a bit of criticism because these form part of a very necessary conversation that needs to be had about the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs… and probably [...]

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Statins Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Complications… What Next?

| December 4, 2014 | Comments (1)

The statin ‘wonder drug’ story is slowly but surely unfolding and from where I’m sitting (along with countless other statin users) it’s beginning to look more and more like a horrible nightmare. Unscrupulous pharmaceutical companies have been trying to tout the use of these side effect-ridden drugs for almost every ailment on the planet. Here’s [...]

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Pfizer Taken To Court For Lipitor’s Link To Diabetes

| November 21, 2014 | Comments (7)

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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When Doctors Stop Taking Statin Drugs

| October 9, 2014 | Comments (2)

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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