Statin Scam Exposed! Cholesterol Drugs Cause Rapid Aging, Brain Damage And Diabetes


Over 100 million people across the world use statin drugs. The bad news is that these drugs are considered as cellular poisons that speed up the aging process, and their use is connected with muscle fatigue, diabetes, memory loss, etc.

According to scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans, statins “prematurely age” stem cells that control the cellular repair in the body. These drugs generate tens of billions of dollars every year. Although the pharmaceutical companies do their best to sell these drugs, statins can cause disastrous and even fatal side-effects.

 Some of the most severe side-effects include “memory loss, muscle pain, diabetes, cataracts, liver dysfunction, diabetes, fatigue and memory loss”.

“Statins make regular users become older faster”, UK Express reports, “leaving them open to long-term mental and physical decline …”

UK Express added:

“Scientists have found the heart disease drugs badly affects our stem cells, the internal medical system which repairs damage to our bodies and protects us from muscle and joint pain as well as memory loss … Professor Reza Izadpanah, a stem cell biologist and lead author of the research published in the American Journal of Physiology, said: “Our study shows statins may speed up the aging process.”

Side effects

 Pleotropic Beneficial and Adverse Clinical Effects.”

According to the study, statin drugs “side effects include memory loss, myopathy, cataract formation, and increased risk of diabetes.” The study also warned that “Statins also impaired the expression of DNA repair genes including XRCC4, XRCC6, and Apex1.”

Doctors and pharmaceutical companies worked together in an effort to hide the side-effects of stating drugs, claiming that these are “miracle” drugs. Some even suggested that stating should be added to water supply.

Patients experience severe side-effects like memory loss, diabetes, and muscle fatigue, but doctors tend to give them even more medications. In other words, statins are some sort of “gateway drugs” that lead to increased use of more high-profit drugs.

High cholesterol limits lowered

The medical system tried so hard to lower the values of “high cholesterol,” and millions of people rushed to pharmacies, asking for their medications. Pharmaceutical companies bribed panelist in the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

Here’s what Natural News wrote in 2013:

Doctors claim the new guidelines will limit how many people with low heart risks are put on statins simply because of a cholesterol number. However, under the new advice, one-third of U.S. adults would meet the threshold to consider taking a statin, more than twice the 15 percent of adults who are recommended statins under current guidelines.

The justification for the panel having half its members with ties to Big Pharma: Ties between heart doctors and Big Pharma are so extensive that it is almost impossible to find a large group of doctors who have no industry ties.

Natural News has long warned about the side-effects caused by stating, noting that nerve damage is the most common. However, medical experts ignored this warning. It was all about the profits.

The stating drug industry is nothing better than the vaccine industry. But, researchers at the Tulane University revealed the truth, and helped people understand the damaging effect of statins.

Statin Scam Exposed: Cholesterol Drugs Cause Rapid Aging, Brain Damage And Diabetes


Statins are prescribed to patients who suffer from high levels of “bad” cholesterol, as it lowers the harmful levels, and reduces the risk of having heart issues.

Lately, statins have come under fire as a study concluded that they do more harm than good. A lot of people take statin drugs such as Crestor, Lipitor and Zocor. In the United States, prescription drug spending rose to $374 billion in the year 2014 (the highest level of spending since 2001). Statins make up for a huge portion of spending, and consumers who take these drugs are going to have a lot to worry over than the damage to their wallets.

The American Journal of Physiology, conducted a study that 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 means skeletal muscle weakness.

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

In the study, experts suggest that the health issues incurred due to statins, have been downplayed in the recent years. People who do take these drugs usually report having fatigue, cataracts, muscle pain, liver damage and loss of memory. These drugs have been proven to mess with cells in a way that heir main purpose is to reproduce and the process of body repair is blocked. Professor Reza Izadpanah, stem cell biologist and lead author of the published study, states, “Our study shows statins may speed up the aging 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 our FDA expresses on its online 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.”

 This isn’t hard to dispute at all, especially after a previous study, we beg to differ. What’s so great and healthy about accelerated aging, muscle weakness, memory loss and cells that function improperly?
The need to continually assess prescription drugs and older studies that tout their benefits…
These findings have opened up the importance of researching the benefits of prescription drugs, which is hopefully something people will continue to do, to stay well-informed and in the best shape possible. There was a similar study that opened up many eyes, and involved the adolescent antidepressant “Paxil”, which made headlines when a re-analysis of an original study had shown incomplete information and exposed all the errors. Although, in reality, this drug wasn’t found to not be safe and efficient for its recommended demographic. Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia says “signals that the community is waking up, checking its work and doing what science is supposed to do — self-correct.”

Statin scam revealed: Cholesterol drugs cause stroke, damage heart and lower IQ


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Big Pharma continues to push statins on the general public, despite an overwhelmingly massive amount ofevidence that the drugs do more harm than good. Buzz headlines such “statins reduce heart disease” and “statins aid bypass surgery” litter the internet. And although statins may help lower “bad” cholesterol, it is immoral to promote the benefits of a drug without noting all the risks.

Anyone looking to make an informed decision about the health advantages/disadvantages of statins would benefit from reading Dr. Frederic J. Vagnini and Dr. Barry Fox’s book The side effects bible. In it, the authors highlight all the damage statins can wreak on the human body point by point. The following is a snippet from the book:

One of the best-researched instances of drug-induced nutrient robbery involves the statin drugs and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Since their introduction in the late 1980s, the statins have rapidly become the dominant class of drugs used to treat elevated cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) and are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States.

Statins lower CoQ10 and harm the heart

The statin/CoQ10 connection in humans first came to light in 1990, when researchers noted that the blood levels of CoQ10 fell in five patients who were taking lova-statin. By itself, this finding may have passed without much comment, except that all five were also suffering from a potentially fatal disease of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy). Their heart problems grew worse as their CoQ10 levels fell, but then improved when they were given supplemental CoQ]0 to replace what the statin drug took away. This was the first study with humans to show that: statin drugs could lower CoQ10; the shortfall could harm the heart; and both the deficit and the accompanying heart damage could easily be reversed.

The greater the statin dose, the lower the CoQ10

Three years later, a group of British researchers examined the effects of a different statin drug, simvastatin, on CoQ10. For their study, they compared groups of people who were either taking the drug and eating a special diet, were only eating the special diet, or were doing nothing. Those on simvastatin had significantly lower levels of CoQ10 in their blood. And the greater the drug dosage, the lower the blood levels of CoQ10.

Statins lower CoQ10 in the platelets and the blood

In 1994, a team of Italian researchers gave either simvastatin or simvastatin plus CoQ10 to 34 people with elevated cholesterol levels. Blood samples taken from each group revealed that the statin drug lowered CoQ10 levels in the blood and in the platelets (small cells within the blood that are essential for coagulation). However, the supplemental CoQ10 reversed the CoQ10 deficit in the blood and platelets.

Statins increase LDL oxidation

Finnish doctors examined the effects of lovastatin on CoQ10 and LDL oxidation in 29 men with elevated cholesterol. Lovastatin triggered a significant drop in CoQ10 in the blood. It also triggered increased oxidation of LDL, thus heightening the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases.

Statin drugs harm the heart

In 1999, a team of French researchers compared the effects of simvastatin to a nonstatin drug called fenofibrate. After 12 weeks, they noted that the statin weakened the heart muscle.

The stamp of approval

Many physicians don’t feel a new idea is official until it’s presented in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That happened in 2002, when the journal published the results of a study on simvastatin. Twenty milligrams per day of the statin pushed the blood levels of CoQ10 down by 22 percent.

These and other studies have made it clear that the statin drugs rob the body of CoQ10 – and the greater the dose, the more CoQ10 is lost. This might be acceptable in healthy, relatively young patients whose bodies are still producing good amounts of CoQ10. But for people over the age of 40 whose ability to manufacture CoQ10 is diminished, and for those who already have heart disease and need large doses of CoQ10, the statin drugs can be seriously detrimental. It’s no wonder that several leading researchers have called upon the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put a warning label on statin drugs, reminding physicians that these medications rob the body of CoQ10, which should be replaced with supplements.

This statin-induced nutrient robbery won’t send you to the hospital right away. Depending on your age and heart health, months or even years may pass before you begin to feel the effects of CoQ10 depletion. But sooner or later, almost everyone taking these drugs will be affectedven those in their 30s and 40s who were put on statin drug therapy because their cholesterol was mildly or marginally elevated. And as the Baby Boomers roll into retirement, we’ll undoubtedly see millions more taking these medications.

 

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


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?

The need to continually assess prescription drugs and older studies that tout their benefits

This finding demonstrates the importance of revisiting the so-called benefits of prescription drugs, something that hopefully continues so consumers can be fully informed and kept in the best health possible.

A similar eye-opening study involving the adolescent antidepressant Paxil recently made headlines when a reanalysis of an original study exposed errors and incomplete information. In reality, the drug was found not to be safe and effective for its intended demographic after all, a finding that Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, says “signals that the community is waking up, checking its work and doing what science is supposed to do — self-correct.”