Tag: "Dr. John Briffa"

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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Bias May Corrupt 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 (2)

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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Time For Mainstream To Rethink Their Approach To Cholesterol Drugs

| August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Higher levels of so-called ‘good HDL-cholesterol’ is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular issues including heart disease and stroke. This finding has led to the widespread view that raising HDL cholesterol levels has benefits for health, particularly with regard to cardiovascular risk. There are three main classes of agents that are known to boost HDL […]

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Statins: Pro-statin Doctors Go On The Offensive

| July 10, 2014 | Comments (3)

I reported recently that a group of doctors, some quite prominent, had expressed concerns about the mooted expansion of the prescription of cholesterol-lowering statins, in the UK. They wrote a letter, reported widely in the press, in which they detailed six major objections to the plan, including the mass-medicalization of millions of healthy individuals, the […]

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ANSES Speaks Out Against Cholesterol-Lowering Foods

| July 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Supermarket shelves offer an ever-expanding range of cholesterol-lowering ‘functional foods’ (such as margarines and yoghurt drinks). These foods often contain ‘stanols’ or ‘sterols’: substances that have a similar chemical structure to cholesterol, and help inhibit its absorption from the digestive tract into the bloodstream. These substances do indeed have some capacity to reduce cholesterol levels, […]

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Could Statins Increase The Risk Of Heart Failure?

| June 30, 2014 | Comments (3)

Statins reduce cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver known as ‘HMG-CoA reductase’. This enzyme ‘drives’ cholesterol production but it also facilitates the production of a substance known as ‘coenzyme Q10’ – an essential player in the production of what is known as ‘adenosine triphosphate’ (ATP) – the most basic unit of energy ‘fuel’ […]

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