Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Statins are bad....

As we have been saying already.

Dr Briffa here discusses the danger of cutting your cholesterol....

and there is also this new review of the nasty adverse effects of statins:

First comprehensive paper on statins' adverse effects released: Provides evidence for reported side effects including muscle and cognitive problems

"The risk of adverse effects goes up as age goes up, and this helps explain why," said Golomb. "This also helps explain why statins' benefits have not been found to exceed their risks in those over 70 or 75 years old, even those with heart disease." High blood pressure and diabetes are linked to higher rates of mitochondrial problems, so these conditions are also clearly linked to a higher risk of statin complications, according to Golomb and co-author Marcella A. Evans, of UC San Diego and UC Irvine Schools of Medicine.

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