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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Skeptical of the New Cholesterol Guidelines

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I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the leading heart organizations in the U.S. have released updated treatment guidelines for cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins). The changes include discarding the specific numerical targets that have been used to monitor treatment for decades and recommending a statin for everyone with a 10-year risk of heart attack or stroke of 7.5% or higher, as determined by a new risk calculator. The new guidelines have received a lot of media… Read More

The hidden truth about statins

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Statins are the most popular drugs in history. Drug companies made $26 billion selling statins alone in 2008. 25 million Americans take them, and the number is growing each year. One reason why statins are the best-selling drug category by far is that 92% of people taking them are healthy. The FDA has approved the prescription of statins to people at low risk for heart disease and stroke, who don’t even have high cholesterol. Two… Read More

More on statin side effects

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Dr. John Briffa has written an article today about the significant side effects of statin drugs, and the considerable effort pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment spend trying to convince people that these drugs are safe.

More statin shenanigans

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Find out what the mainstream media isn’t telling you about the new JUPITER study, which is being used as the basis for recommending statins for millions of people with no evidence of heart disease.