Statin Drugs Could Increase The Risk Of Heart Disease

| February 3, 2016

I’ve said it many times before: Sooner or later, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs will turn out to be the biggest drug scandal of all times.

Cataracts, type 2 diabetes, depression, muscle pain, fatigue, memory loss, kidney damage, liver dysfunction, neurological damage, migraines and digestive problems are just a few of the side effects associated with statin drugs.

And now you can add heart disease to the list.

Yes, you read that right. These drugs — routinely given to more than 12 million patients in the UK — can actually increase your risk of the very thing they are supposed to prevent.

The latest findings of a study, published in the journal Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, have shown that patients taking statin drugs are more likely to suffer from hardening of the arteries — a leading cause of heart disease.

In addition, the researchers also found that statin drugs have a negative effect on vital body processes linked to heart health, which can “cause, or worsen, heart failure.”

Commenting on the findings, lead researcher, Dr Okuyama of Nagoya City University, Japan, said: “We have collected a wealth of information on cholesterol and statins from many published papers and find overwhelming evidence that these drugs accelerate hardening of the arteries and can cause, or worsen, heart failure.”

The researchers also discovered that patients taking statin drugs were more likely to have calcium deposits in their arteries, a phenomenon directly linked to heart attacks. This is because statins block a molecule needed for the body to produce a vital K vitamin, which prevents calcification of the arteries.

Dr Okuyama added that many earlier industry-sponsored studies, like the notorious JUPITER trial, which show the benefits of statins, are completely unreliable. As a result, Dr Okuyama proposes that current statin treatment guidelines be critically re-evaluated.

Dr Malcolm Kendrick, who has done extensive studies on heart health and statins, said: “This study demolishes the argument that these drugs should be prescribed to anyone, as the harms clearly outweigh any previously suggested benefits.”

Dr Peter Langsjoen, a heart specialist based in Texas, said: “Statins are being used so aggressively and in such large numbers of people that the adverse effects are now becoming obvious. These drugs should never have been approved for use. The long-term effects are devastating.”

As expected, the die-hard statin supporters are conveniently keeping their heads in the sand. Oxford professor Sir Rory Collins has warned that overstating concerns about statins could “cause very large numbers of unnecessary deaths from heart attacks and stroke.”

And a spokesman for the UKs Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), said: “The benefits of statins are well established and are considered to outweigh the risk of side effects in the majority of patients. Any new significant information on the efficacy of statins will be carefully reviewed and action be taken if required.” Needless to say, if we were to sit patiently until these mainstreamers finally wake up (and admit) to the debilitating and life-threatening side effects of these drugs we’d be in for an extremely long wait indeed…

But it will happen.

There is no way with all the evidence mounting against these drugs that they will be able to keep this scandal under wraps for much longer.

Here's to keeping your heart strong and healthy

Francois Lubbe
Editor
for The Cholesterol Truth



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Statins cause the disease it seeks to cure – Shock research warns drug hardens arteries, published online 10.01.16, sott.net 

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  1. It’s not just that pharmaceutical drugs cause harmful side effects, and death. They often cause the very illnesses and diseases they are prescribed to treat! Yet conventional medicine has a way out here! The patient was at risk of heart disease, so his/her heart disease was not caused by the drug! The phrase ‘smoke and mirrors’ comes to mind!

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