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Taking Statins Speed Your Aging and Chills Your Sex Drive

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  • Statin drugs are classified as pregnancy Category X medications, meaning they cause serious birth defects and should NEVER be used by a pregnant woman, or women planning a pregnancy. Shockingly, many physicians are still unaware of this serious risk and continue prescribing statin drugs to pregnant patients
  • Statin drugs are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the US. One in four Americans over the age of 45 is now taking a statin drug, and few are properly warned about the related health risks, which include diabetes, premature aging, and heart failure
  • A recent meta-analysis of 72 trials, which involved a total of close to 160,000 patients, revealed that statin treatments significantly increased the rate of diabetes and liver damage
  • Statin drugs interfere with a number of biological functions, including a central pathway for steroid management, which negatively affects all of your sterols, sex hormones, cortisone, and Coenzyme Q10, which is critical to the energy generation in every cell of your body
  • If you’re taking a statin drug, it is absolutely CRITICAL that you also take a CoQ10 supplement, to limit the damage of the drug. Ubiquinol, the reduced form of CoQ10, is ideal if you’re over 25

By Dr. Mercola

Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a senior scientist at MIT where she's conducted research for over three decades, and has published hundreds of papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

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