This is one of the most damning scientific articles, yet, that confirms what many health experts already knew - that statins are not "heart healthy". They are a lie.
Unfortunately, the billion dollar statin industry has its own momentum and, as we all recognise and accept, businesses are in the business of growth and profit - health promotion is a secondary consideration. Add the fact that medicine, including in-service medical education, is dominated by the pharmaceutical industry. It is therefore hardly a surprise that statin sales continue to increase despite the burgeoning scientific evidence that they do a lot of harm and no good.
Please read the article scientific abstract below and then wonder why this has not had any publicity in mainstream media. Meanwhile I can guarantee you that there will continue to be the weekly drugs industry TV propaganda, dressed up as news, announcing the latest exciting science breakthrough in the search for "The Cure".
There are effective, healthy alternatives to statins: Alternatives that have no nasty side effects other than looking good and feeling great. Why doesn't your doctor prescribe these instead of harmful drugs?
Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Feb 6:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]
Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms.
ATP generation; atherosclerosis; coenzyme Q10; heart failure; mitochondrial toxin; selenoprotein; statin; statin cardiomyopathy; vitamin K2
If this is not enough, here are two abstracts about the association of statins with diabetes - not good at all:
Ochsner J. 2010 Spring;10(1):16-21.
Diabetes Metab J. 2013 Dec;37(6):415-22. doi: 10.4093/dmj.2013.37.6.415.
Diabetogenic effect of statins: a double-edged sword?
Cardiovascular diseases; Diabetes; Statins
Curr Diab Rep. 2013 Jun;13(3):381-90. doi: 10.1007/s11892-013-0368-x.
Do statins cause diabetes?
- [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
And it has long been known that statins destroy muscles mostly due to coenzyme q10 depletion. Anybody taking statins drugs, even low dose, should be prescribed high doses of q10:
Coenzyme q10 and statin-induced mitochondrial dysfunction.
Coenzyme Q10; mitochondrial dysfunction; myopathy; statins
As an aside, you will note that most scientific abstracts finish with a statement recommending further research! Of course, this is a reasonable and logical thing for researchers to say. After all, they rely on securing more funding to keep in business! I do not have a problem with this, so long as there is some funding to put into action what is already known from research into the "problem". Sadly, this seldom happens. The drive for more research funding for finding the next high value patent medicine totally dominates. Sure, let's continue the search for"The Cure"; but, in the meantime, let's get on with applying what we already know - and we know a lot.