Shocking Statin Study Turning Cholesterol Therapy On Its Head

Filed under: Study — @ May 24, 2007


The Statin Effects Study has uncovered some disturbing truths

It has been two years since I first blogged about an ongoing study looking at the negative impact of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs (Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor are the bestselling) conducted by researchers at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). With literally BILLIONS of dollars spent by patients on each of these drugs annually, are the alleged benefits really worth the pain that so many statin users are reporting?

That’s exactly the focus of The Statin Effects Study, led by researcher Dr. Beatrice A. Golomb, and it is the first of its kind to examine and compare actual patient feedback of these FDA-approved drugs on their bodies. With well-publicized concerns in the past over the safety of using such drugs as Vioxx and then the popular diabetes medicine Avandia this week, could removal of these statin drugs from the marketplace be very far behind? It may be coming a lot sooner than later.

Before I started on the Atkins diet in January 2004, I was told by my family doctor to take statin drugs to control my cholesterol. First it was Lipitor which just about killed my joints and muscles to the point that I couldn’t take the pain anymore. I pleaded with my doc to give me something else to “lower my cholesterol,” so then he switched me to Crestor stating it wouldn’t hurt me as bad. Boy was he wrong…it was WORSE! A LOT worse!

Click here to see the shocking results of Dr. Golomb’s study so far and what this means for the future of “high” cholesterol treatment. If you take a statin or know someone who does, then you’ll DEFINITELY want to read this.

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