On the show I discussed the failure of conventional medicine to address the underlying issues in many health conditions offering little more than drugs as biochemical “band aids.”. Each has a specific molecular structure, weight and composition, which affects how it is prescribed and used. The FDA warns on statin labels that some people have developed memory loss or confusion while taking statins. In contrast, there were no significant changes in eating habits or weight gain observed among statin nonusers. Adverse effects are reported in less than 17 percent of patients. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM These foods contain 2–3 mcg of PQQ per 100 grams. Statins do produce some benefits in reducing deaths due to a heart attack, but only in people with a history of a heart attack, stroke, or current signs and symptoms of existing CVD. Large studies in people without a history of heart attack or stroke who took statin drugs and lowered their cholesterol have shown they did not live any longer than the people in the placebo group. used as a substitute for professional medical advice, 2020 Copyright Policy serving. Introduction: Particularly PPQ-rich foods include parsley, green peppers, kiwi, papaya, and tofu. These side effects reverse once you stop taking the medication. These guidelines were obviously written by individuals closely tied to the drug industry – it’s a travesty. Yet, this approach is the only one offered by conventional medicine. Statins can indeed reduce a small number of triglyceride levels, but it is not so effective as it would be with fibrates, so they could possibly be helping with weight … They are also used for the prevention of heart attack and stroke. Much of that increase is related to the costs of drugs. These results are consistent with other quality reviews and call into question the widespread use of statins not only in high-risk patients without CVD, but also in patients with the only risk present being elevated LDL. The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. Results of the 10-year analysis showed that individuals prescribed statins for high cholesterol levels had a larger increase in body-mass index (BMI) than those who weren’t taking the drugs. While weight loss is considered the best treatment option by clinicians, research dating back to 1980 has shown statin use to be an effective pharmacological treatment for reducing elevated cholesterol in patients. The benefit of taking statins likely outweighs the small risk to have the blood sugar level go up. Peruo trains clients online and at a sports and fitness center in New York City. These results once again call into question the wisdom of relying on statins to both reduce heart attack risk and extend life. Neurological side effects. In 1999–2000, statin users consumed 2,000 calories a day and ate 71.7 grams per day of fat, interestingly both of these intakes were significantly less than that consumed by individuals not taking statins., However, by 2009–2010 there was a significant increase in the number of calories consumed and the amount of fat eaten by statin users, whereas in the group not taking statins the daily calorie and fat intake actually dropped a little but was not statistically significant. diagnosis or treatment. advertisements are served by third party advertising companies. Privacy Policy The key issue that is not addressed by the ADA or other conventional medical group dealing with diabetes is that the drugs are only biochemical band-aids and some of the drugs actually shorten life expectancy (click here). In order to provide you the best guidelines to reduce your risk for CVD, I am offering a free PFD download on my book on Cholesterol and Heart Health – What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know. JAMA Intern Med 2014; DOI:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1927. Seven types of statins have been developed: atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin. Take caution if you are pregnant or breast feeding, suffer from alcoholism, coronary artery disease, liver or kidney impairment, hypothyroidism, hypotension, myopathy, seizures or sepsis; or if you have had surgery, acute infection or trauma. When medical historians look back at these sorts of position papers they will refer to them as marketing propaganda promoting the dark age of pharmaceutical interventions.