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‘Researchers have developed a vaccine that is more effective than statin drugs at lowering levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in the body, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of New Mexico and the National Institutes of Health, and published in the journal Vaccine.

Cholesterol is an essential substance produced by the body from saturated fat. It is the precursor to vitamin D, several hormones and some digestive molecules. Its role in heart disease remains unclear. Numerous studies, however, have linked one variety of cholesterol — LDL — to higher rates of cardiovascular disease.

The best way to maintain low LDL levels is to eat a nutritious diet (high in vegetables and ideally with no trans fats), and to get plenty of exercise. Nevertheless, cholesterol-lowering statins have become the top selling drug in the United States.’

Read more: Big Pharma developing cholesterol vaccine to continue profiting from bad nutrition when Americans ditch brain-damaging statins


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‘The truth about statin drugs is finally getting attention in scientific journals, and it’s the same truth we’ve been telling customers for years: statins are cellular poison. They accelerate aging and cause diabetes, heart attacks, muscle fatigue and memory loss.

The findings were published in the American Journal of Physiology. Lead author and stem cell biologist Professor Reza Izadpanah stated, “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.” In fact, after only a few weeks of use, the study revealed that statins “prevented stem cells from performing their main functions, to reproduce and replicate other cells in the body to carry out repairs…[statins also]prevented stem cells from generating new bone and cartilage…[and]increased ageing.”‘

Read more: Statins Kill, Cholesterol Does Not – The Real Effects Of Statin Drugs


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Statins users will age much more quickly than non-users new research has found. The drugs will make users more susceptible to both physical and mental decline.

Scientists concluded that the side effects of taking the drug, which include, joint pain, memory loss, and diabetes amongst others need to be carefully weighed up by potential long term users.

Read more: New Research Warns Statins Users That They Will Age Much Faster


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‘Fewer than one in every 200 healthy patients who take statins actually benefit, doctors have warned.

Reigniting the debate over the cholesterol-busting drugs, the experts warn that too many patients are given statins without proper information about their drawbacks.

They say people should stop using them if they are suffering side effects – and call for patients to have a greater choice over taking the pills in the first place.

People should be advised to take up more exercise and improve their diet before they are directed towards statins, the experts say.’

Read more: Healthy patients using statins are ‘more likely to suffer side-effects than gain health benefits’


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‘A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association continues the trend of pushing for ever greater numbers of people to be permanently put onto cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, even as research is increasingly showing the drugs to be useless for preventing the negative effects of cardiovascular disease.

Statins block an enzyme necessary for the body to synthesize cholesterol, and have been definitively proven to lower cholesterol levels. Even in the absence of any evidence that the drugs actually improved long-term health outcomes, these short-term results were sufficient for the medical industry to wholeheartedly embrace statins as a miracle drug and start pushing them on ever-increasing numbers of people. Statins are among the top selling drugs in the world.’

Read more: Total racket: Drug companies redefine patient ‘qualification’ for statin drugs to triple sales


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‘Medical reports compiled on patients’ illnesses shows the cholesterol lowering drugs have been associated with a huge dossier of reported side-effects including irreversible muscle breakdown, muscle pain, blood disorders, diabetes, skin disorders, nervous system disorders and stomach problems over the last twenty years.

Between eight and ten million Britons take statins, the most widely prescribed drugs in the UK. However figures from the medicines’ watchdog have led to calls for an urgent review of the safety of statins with experts claiming the harm may outweigh any potential benefit in low risk patients.

The figures, compiled by this paper cast further doubt on NICE’s decision to lower the prescribing threshold so that the drugs are given to low risk patients and include up to 17 million patients, almost 40 percent of the adult population.’

Read more: Statins linked to 20,000 side effects and 227 deaths


‘The use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs could double your risk of developing diabetes, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the VA North Texas Health System and the University of Texas Southwestern that was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine on April 28.

Previous studies have shown a link between statin use and increased diabetes rates, but the new study is the first to show that statins seem to increase diabetes risk even in otherwise healthy people who are not predisposed to the disease.’

Read more: Statin drug use nearly doubles your risk of diabetes, study claims


‘Statins are a deadly scam, and new research published in the journal Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology undoubtedly proves this. Using “statistical deception” to make statins appear safe and effective, the drug industry has deviously sold the United States and other Western nations a bill of goods, say researchers, as actual data shows that statins provide almost no benefits while causing serious harm.

Dr. David M. Diamond, a professor of psychology, molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida, and Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, an independent health researcher and expert in cholesterol and cardiovascular disease, teamed up to a take a closer look at the claims made about statins. After reviewing a cohort of published studies on statins, they concluded that statistical trickery is responsible for their ill-gained notoriety.’

Read more: Big Pharma used 'statistical deception' to sell deadly statin scam to Americans, study concludes


‘Two studies recently published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology have drawn new attention to the fact that, far from being the miracle cure that was promised 20 years ago, statins actually carry serious side effects — and rather than reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, they actually increase it!

The studies came in the same month that U.S. government’s top nutrition advisory panel decided to drop its warning about dietary cholesterol.

Statins function by inhibiting an enzyme necessary for the production of cholesterol in the body, and there is no doubt that they do indeed lower blood levels of cholesterol. Due to their striking short-term effects, statins were immediately and widely embraced by the medical establishment, and their use has ballooned ever since, with the threshold for their use continually dropping.’

Read more: Statin scam worsens cardiovascular disease epidemic


‘Potentially reversing almost 40 years of government policy, the top nutrition advisory board for the United States has dropped its warning against dietary cholesterol. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee concluded that no evidence supports a link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease.

Even five years ago, the committee was still promoting the warning first popularized by the American Heart Association in 1961. But the new position has been a long time coming.

“There’s been a shift of thinking,” said Walter Willett, chair of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health. He called the committee’s decision to drop the cholesterol warning a “reasonable move.”‘

Read more: 'Settled' science was totally wrong yet again: Cholesterol in foods does not cause heart disease

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