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Statin Drugs Are More Dangerous Than You Have Been Told!
One of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world, Statins, are intended to lower the LDL “bad” cholesterol in the body. By doing this, the belief is that you lower the risk of developing heart disease.
Recently, a new study revealed that these drugs do more harm than good.
Unfortunately, many people consume statin drugs. Statin drugs make up a huge amount of the $374 billion that are spent on prescription drugs every year.
Consumers who take statin drugs have a great deal more to worry about than their cholesterol levels. The American Journal of Physiology published this study, which found that statin drugs have an impact on other biological properties of stem cells in the body, which would explain their adverse clinical effects.
What “adverse effects” did this study find? Researchers noted that stain drugs greatly advanced the aging process and that long term use of these drugs was linked with myopathy, an increased risk of diabetes, and neurological side effects.
The health problems associated with statin drugs has been downplayed for years according to experts. The truth is that persons who take these cholesterol lowering drugs have experienced plenty of side effects including fatigue, cataracts, muscle pain, liver problems, and memory loss. Most clients simply attribute these side effects to other causes.
Statin drugs have been found to tamper with the cells of the body in a manner that their main purpose of helping the body is thwarted. With this comes serious health problems or the worsening of existing health problems.
Lead author of this study, Professor Reza Izadpanah, a stem cell biologist, states that her study clearly shows that statins speed up the aging process, and that those who wish to use these drugs as a means of preventative medicine should think twice.
Even the FDA notes on their website that statin drugs can cause brain related impairment (which would include memory loss, confusion, and forgetfulness), as well as an increased risk of high blood sugar levels and the development of diabetes, they still say that these drugs are “safe overall”. Who the heck are they trying to kid? After this latest study, what could be considered “safe” about memory loss, muscle weakness and accelerated aging??
This study clearly demonstrates the importance of revisiting the purported benefits of prescription drugs.
For example, another eye-opening study involving the antidepressant Paxil and teenagers found that the original study was flawed and once reassessed, the drug was NOT found to be effective or safe for teenagers or younger children.
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Everyone makes mistakes and science continues to advance. We should never become complacent about prescription drugs and believe that simply because one study states that they are “safe and effective” today, that new research and new scientific advances will not find problems further down the road.