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Statin scam exposed: Cholesterol drugs cause rapid aging, brain damage and diabetes

An older article but valuable info nevertheless EWR

(NaturalNews) Statins, the widely prescribed class of drugs said to lower “bad” cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart problems, has recently come under fire after a study revealed that they destroy human health more than they work to improve it.

Sadly, many people take statin drugs, which are commonly known by brand names including Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor. Prescription drug spending in the U.S. shot up to about $374 billion in 2014, representing the highest level of spending since 2001. Statins undoubtedly made up a significant portion of this spending, and now consumers who take such drugs have much more to worry about than the dent it’s making in their wallets.

The study, which was published in the American Journal of Physiology, states that statins’ “…impact on other biologic properties of stem cells provides a novel explanation for their adverse clinical effects.” Specifically, the study states that such adverse effects include advancing the “process of aging” and also notes that “…long-term use of statins has been associated with adverse effects including myopathy, neurological side effects and an increased risk of diabetes.” Myopathy refers to skeletal muscle weakness.

Statins make cells unable to repair properly, create nerve problems and destroy memory

Experts involved in the study suggest that the health problems associated with statins have likely been downplayed through the years. In reality, those taking such cholesterol-lowering drugs have been experiencing cataracts, fatigue, liver problems, muscle pain and memory loss. Simply put, the drugs have been found to tamper with cells in such a way that their primary purpose of reproducing and helping the body repair is thwarted. With that comes the onset of terrible health issues or the worsening of existing ones.

Professor Reza Izadpanah, a stem cell biologist and lead author of the published study, says, “Our study shows statins may speed up the ageing process. People who use statins as a preventative medicine for [health] should think again as our research shows they may have general unwanted effects on the body which could include muscle pain, nerve problems and joint problems.”

Despite health problems linked to statin drugs, FDA says people shouldn’t be scared of them

While the FDA notes on its web site that “Cognitive (brain-related) impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users” and that “People being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes,” they also maintain its safety and effectiveness. The site directs people’s attention to the advice of Amy G. Egan, M.D., M.P.H., who is the deputy director for safety in the FDA’s Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products (DMEP). She says, “This new information should not scare people off statins. Their benefit is indisputable, but they need to be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects.”

Indisputable? Especially after this latest study, we beg to differ. What’s beneficial about accelerated aging, cells that don’t properly function, muscle weakness and memory loss?

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https://www.naturalnews.com/051636_statins_drug_scam_premature_aging.html

Statin drugs increase the risk of diabetes and cause abnormal liver enzyme elevations

“BACKGROUND: Statins are the most widely prescribed drug available. Due to this reason, it is important to understand the risks involved with the drug class and individual statins.”

Read the research at the link:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/statin-drugs-increase-risk-diabetes-and-cause-abnormal-liver-enzyme-elevations

20 Medications That Cause Memory Loss, Stop Using Them

Having trouble remembering things?

These medications may be the real cause. In the past, doctors dismissed mental confusion and memory loss as a part of the aging process.

However, today scientists know that memory loss as we get older is not inevitable. In fact, the brain can grow new cells and reshape their connection during the life.

Many people are aware of the numerous things that may impair memory, like drug and alcohol abuse, head injuries, strikes, heavy smoking, severe stress, sleep deprivation, lack of vitamin B12, or illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s.

However, what many people do not know is that some prescribed drugs can also affect memory.

Unluckily, the number one death cause in the United States is adverse drug reactions. In fact, prescription drugs cause more than 100.000 deaths a year, and over 1.5 million hospitalized patients, who experienced adverse drug effects.

The prescription drugs, which cause numerous cognitive health issues, including memory loss, are divided into three categories. Here they are.

1. Statin drugs

Statin drugs are used to regulate high cholesterol levels even though they are dangerous drugs that lead to brain damage.

When it comes to this, ¼ of the brain is made of cholesterol, which is essential for memory, learning and thinking. However, it is considered that statin drugs have side effects and lead to memory loss.

2. Sleeping pills

Sleeping pills usually cause memory loss and lead to a state, like being drunk or in a coma. For this reason, they do not regulate the sleep needed to the body to recover itself.

For example, Ambien, a well-known drug, is also known as an amnesia drug, because it causes night terrors, hallucinations, sleep driving and sleep walking.

3. ‘Anti’ drugs

The anti drugs, including antispasmodics, antipsychotics, antihypertensive, antidepressants, antibiotics, antihistamines and other, affect the levels of acetylcholine in the human body, the main neurotransmitter essential for learning and memory.

The low levels of acetylcholine in the body lead to blurred vision, hallucinations, mental confusion, delirium, dementia, memory loss, and other health issues. Drugs that block the effects of acetylcholine are known as anticholinergic. Some of the most common side effects of anticholinergics are:

• Dry mouth
• Blurred vision
• Confusion
• Lightheartedness

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http://justherbalmedicine.com/20-medications-cause-memory-lossstop-using/

900, Yes 900, Studies Prove Statin Dangers

When a Medical Doctor sounds a warning then hadn’t we better investigate for ourselves? Properly. Clearly the medical establishment has been duped by the Big Pharma spin so in my opinion it’s past time we blindly trust them as our forbears once did. Get yourself a computer with a screen so you can read up thoroughly on these issues. A tiny phone isn’t going to do it. Better to research while you are well than wait for the dreaded diagnoses. Research your options early so you can make calm, informed choices about what you allow in the way of treatment. It’s your body. Your family. Your health. There are plenty of bona fide health professionals out there who are speaking out on the information you are not being given. One whistleblower I posted on a while back (an MD and former pharmaceutical executive) warned that MDs were told not to discuss side effects. You can ask for a list of those or google the product and read them that way for yourself. Get proactive.

 

From mercola.com

Doctors are being warned to think more carefully about prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs by researchers who have found a wide range of “unintended” side effects.

Some doses and types of statins are linked with effects that include liver problems and kidney failure.

BBC News reports:

“Researchers looked at data from more than two million 30-84 year-olds from GP practices in England and Wales over a six-year period. Adverse effects identified in the study, published in the British Medical Journal, include liver problems, acute kidney failure, muscle weakness and cataracts.”

The fact that statin drugs cause side effects is well-established, and this latest study from the UK adds liver problems, acute kidney failure, muscle weakness and cataracts to the already fat list.

So Many People are Using Statins, it Boggles the Mind

In the UK, it won’t be long before one in four adults over the age of 40 are taking a statin drug, and physicians there have access to a computer program designed to analyze everyone within a 35-year age bracket to determine if they need to jump on the statin bandwagon.

Similarly, here in the United States the U.S. government’s National Cholesterol Education Program panel advised those at risk for heart disease to attempt to reduce their LDL (bad) cholesterol to specific, very low, levels back in 2004.

Before 2004, a 130-milligram LDL cholesterol level was considered healthy. The updated guidelines, however, recommended levels of less than 100, or even less than 70 for patients at very high risk, which increased the market for statin drugs exponentially.

Researchers are also urging cholesterol screening for about one-third of teens who are overweight or obese, which will put many of these kids right in the line of fire to be prescribed a dangerous statin drug.

The drug companies even tried to claim that statins should be used to treat the swine flu last year, if you can believe that!

The “experts” like to argue that statins have few downsides, so why not try them, just in case?

Of course, those “few downsides” can include muscle pain and weakness, peripheral neuropathy, and heart failure. Not to mention the 900 studies that show statin drugs are dangerous.

900, Yes 900, Studies Prove Statin Dangers

A paper published in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs cites nearly 900 studies on the adverse effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, also called statins.

Muscle problems are the best known of statin drugs’ adverse side effects, but cognitive problems and pain or numbness in the extremities are also widely reported. A spectrum of other problems, ranging from blood glucose elevations to tendon problems, can also occur as side effects.

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https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/06/12/unintended-statin-sideeffect-risks-uncovered.aspx

Statin Drugs: What you need to know

Published on Jul 12, 2010

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art… Leading natural health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola talks about the dangers and side effects of taking statin drugs and how to optimize your cholesterol levels naturally

A heart surgeon for 25 years – speaks out on what really causes heart disease – you’ll be surprized

Reading this article from preventdisease.com, a heart surgeon with 25 years experience – has to cause you surely to ask the question – ‘what is wrong here?’ As the saying goes, something is not right in the state of Denmark. Pays to research and ask questions. We have a similar scenario going on with cancer treatment. We have professionals who also know something is wrong, who many times stand to lose their certification for going against the flow. The fact is, the medical profession changed its focus from natural healing to pharmaceuticals back in the 1920s and 30s courtesy of the Rockefeller fraternity. As a consequence instead of treating the root cause of our illnesses, we are treating the symptoms … with a pill … at great profit to the pharmaceutical industry. If you don’t believe this watch thetruthaboutcancer website’s documentaries where  all of this is confirmed in interviews by medical professionals. Be wise people and read … read the facts, seek out the answers.

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Here is the article:

surgery-688380_1280“We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact … The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice…The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences…
The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers….

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before …”

Read the article: http://preventdisease.com/news/12/030112_World-Renown-Heart-Surgeon-Speaks-Out-On-What-Really-Causes-Heart-Disease.shtml