Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are among the most widely prescribed drugs on the market. A top profit-maker for Big Pharma, they bring in $20 billion a year, in part due to relentless direct-to-consumer advertising. One in four Americans over the age of 45 now takes statins, typically for the primary prevention of heart attacks and strokes, even though primary prevention of just about any disease involves a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Cholesterol is Beneficial to Our Health, not a Danger! Mainstream medical researchers are finally beginning to take notice, realizing that high cholesterol levels are BENEFICIAL, not a danger to our health, and that statin drugs can induce malnutrition and disease. These quotes are from a recent edition of the Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases:
“Cholesterol is crucial for energy, immunity, fat metabolism, leptin, thyroid hormone activity, liver related synthesis, stress intolerance, adrenal function, sex hormone syntheses and brain function. . . .We seem to have fallen into the marketing trap and ignored the niggling side effects . . . The only statin benefit that has actually been demonstrated is in middle-aged men with coronary heart disease. However, statins were not shown to best form of primary prevention….In actual fact, high cholesterol levels have been found to be protective in elderly and heart failure patients and those with low cholesterol had higher incidences of intra-cerebral bleeds, depression and cancer. . .”
We are observing the revealing of the utmost medical tragedy of all time. It is unprecedented that the healthcare industry has inadvertently induced life-threatening nutrient deficiency in millions of otherwise healthy people.
What is even more disparaging is that not only has there been a failure to report on these negative side-effects of statins, there has actually been active discouragement to publish any negative studies on statins.