Tag: "memory loss"

RED ALERT: Statin Drugs Speed Up The Ageing Process

| October 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

Here’s something you won’t see in mainstream newspapers: “Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs make regular users become older faster, leaving them open to long-term mental and physical decline, according to disturbing new research.” If you are a regular reader of the Daily Health and The Cholesterol Truth, this should come as no surprise, because all you need […]

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Statin Drugs: To Take Or Not To Take

| October 1, 2015 | Comments (3)

“My cholesterol level is 5.7 do I need statin drugs?” Every week, my inbox fills up with emails from people who desperately want to know if they must follow their doctor’s advice on taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Of course, I can’t give individual medical advice but I always say that taking a drug (any drug) […]

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Pro-Statin Mainstreamer Dismisses The Link Between Statins And Memory Loss

| July 2, 2015 | Comments (2)

A recent study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, compared new cholesterol-lowering statin drug users with people taking non-statin cholesterol drugs, and those taking no drugs at all. The results showed patients taking statins reported memory loss and memory problems within as little as 30-days from starting their medication, compared to non-users. Yet, despite […]

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Praluent — New Cholesterol Drug Linked To Neurological Risks

| June 25, 2015 | Comments (1)

Earlier this year, the pharmaceutical giant Sanofi submitted its application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the approval of a new cholesterol-lowering drug, Praluent (alirocumab). Praluent is an injectable drug that falls in a class of drug known as PCSK9 inhibitors. It is intended for the […]

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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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The Potential Of Statins To Impair Brain Function And Memory

| December 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

In recent times there has been increasing awareness of the sorts of health issues that statins can induce. It is now becoming much more recognised, for instance, that these drugs can impact on mental functioning, including memory. In fact, back in 2012, the FDA in the US issued a warning that: “There have been rare […]

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The Link Between Statins And Impaired Brain Function

| September 26, 2013 | Comments (1)

My blog last week focused on the potential impact statins have on the development or symptoms of dementia and impaired brain function. Interest in this area is part of the growing recognition that statins have the ability to affect brain functioning. As I mentioned last week, even the Food and Drugs Administration in the US […]

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Statins Linked To Impaired Brain Function

| January 31, 2013 | Comments (1)

The number of people with Alzheimer’s, and dementia in general, is steadily increasing. This appears to be partly due to the fact that people are living longer in some populations, but it doesn’t totally account for the high numbers developing the disease. Conventional medications don’t work particularly well for this condition, and some researchers have […]

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