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The Great Statin Debate — Why Cholesterol Is Misunderstood

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • The health editor for the Daily Mail recently published an article touting the merits of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs and eschewing the “deadly propaganda of the statin deniers”
  • Experts in the field continue to speak out against statins in an attempt to clear the widespread myths about cholesterol and your health
  • The most concerning risk factors for cardiovascular disease are actually insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and the chronic inflammation associated with these conditions
  • A recent analysis revealed people who had ever used statins had a 38 percent higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, with the risk being higher in those with impaired glucose homeostasis and those who were overweight or obese

The health editor for the Daily Mail recently published an article touting the merits of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs and, worse, eschewing the "deadly propaganda of the statin deniers."

Pointing to an analysis published in BMJ, which suggested 200,000 patients may have stopped taking statins due to negative media reports about the drugs, the article attacks those who question statins' merits and claims the notion that statins reduce the risk of a major cardiac event as "indisputable scientific fact."


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