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The Ugly Side of Statins: Systemic Appraisal of the Contemporary Unknown Unknowns

Statins

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  • A review of the published statin research revealed a categorical lack of evidence to support the use of statin therapy in primary prevention of heart attacks
  • Statins may actually increase cardiovascular risk in women, the young and people with diabetes
  • The cholesterol-lowering drugs are also linked to an increased risk of cataracts, memory impairment, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and over 300 adverse health effects
  • Lifestyle changes were far more effective, and safer, for primary heart attack prevention than statin drugs

By Dr. Mercola

Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are among the most widely prescribed drugs on the market, bringing in $20 billion a year. They are a top profit-maker for the pharmaceutical industry, in part due to relentless and highly successful direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns.


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