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Statins for "Flu" Treatment -- A Serious Health Mistake in the Making

Statins for "Flu" Treatment -- A Serious Health Mistake in the Making

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  • A new study is reporting that the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may reduce flu deaths by half, but it did not compare statin drugs against a control group; it compared statin drugs to antiviral medications. What the study actually found was that, more than likely, antiviral drugs were killing people twice as quickly as the statins!
  • Both statins and antiviral flu drugs carry serious side effects and their effectiveness at fighting the flu is dubious at best; antiviral drugs, for instance, only shorten the duration of the flu by one or two days and have been linked to convulsions, delirium or delusions, and death.
  • Safe, effective and natural options, like optimizing your vitamin D levels and avoiding sugar, are readily available for both flu prevention and treatment.

By Dr. Mercola

A new study has led to what is perhaps the most ludicrous recommendation for flu treatment ever -- statin drugs!

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