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Statin Drugs: Bad News Gets Worse

Monday, 28 Jan 2008 03:30 PM

By Dr. Russelll Blaylock, M.D.

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I’ve been telling you for years what made health headlines this past week: the cholesterol-lowering effect from statins has not been show to be related to a reduction in heart attacks and strokes (my special report “Cholesterol Drugs Are Dangerous” was first published in 2004).

Now we learn that one such drug, Vytorin, simply does not even work for its intended purpose; the reduction of artery plaque. You read that correctly – “does not work.”

The mainstream media can no longer ignore the mounting evidence that these drugs are not a panacea. One study found that for every hundred people taking statins for three years, only one death will be prevented. Other studies hint that the number is far higher – that up to 250 people would have to take statins for at least three years to prevent a single death!

Statins do not seem to benefit postmenopausal women, or anyone without a history of cardiovascular disease. Yet, doctors are prescribing statins for anyone with an elevated cholesterol and for all diabetics no matter their cholesterol level.

The fact that 50 percent of all strokes and heart attacks have absolutely nothing to do with elevated cholesterol levels is a guarded secret. And in addition, these drugs are associated with major complications and side effects like depletion of the body’s essential energy molecule coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which can lead to congestive heart failure, extreme muscle weakness, neurological disorders and even death.

And all statin drugs have been associated with causing or promoting cancer in experimental animals. This is especially important since millions of Americans have been advised to take these drugs for the rest of their lives.

The results of one study were especially frightening: Statin drugs produced significant suppression of vital immune cells called helper T-cells. These cells play a major role in protecting us against cancer and fungal, bacterial and viral infections.

The immune suppression was so powerful that authors of the paper even suggested that statins

might be used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients. The drugs tested in this study included Lipitor, Mevacor and Pravachol.

Chronic immune suppression in these millions would mean that a tremendous number would be at high risk of developing cancer, and those already having cancer would see tremendous growth and spread of their cancers.

A Danish study found that those taking statin drugs long term were 4 to 14 times more likely to develop nerve degeneration leading to difficulty walking and painful extremities.

So, do you still want to take statins? Or would you rather use safe, natural methods to protect your heart? If so, stop believing the cholesterol myth and read my special report “Heart Saver: Protect Yourself from Heart Attacks and Strokes” to find what you need to know.

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