Leading Cardiologists Say Statins Are Completely Ineffective
There is no evidence that “bad cholesterol” causes heart disease and statins may be one of Pharma’s biggest all-time scams. Leading cardiologists say that statins taken to lower cholesterol are completely ineffective. Millions of people around the world take prescription statins to manage cholesterol.
Their research was published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology. The study shows that high cholesterol, even “bad cholesterol,” may not have much to do with heart disease.
The working theory that’s led to massive statins use is that high LDL-C levels, otherwise known as “bad cholesterol,” cause clogged arteries.
The researchers agree that those who have already experienced a heart attack can benefit from statins, but those who haven’t would receive no benefit.
The research, led by scientists from all over the world, is so compelling that it’s caused them to recommend that doctors abandon prescribing statins to people who have never experienced a heart attack.
“We suggest clinicians should abandon the use of statins and PCSK-9 inhibitors.”
NHS cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra, who was not a member of the research team, agreed with the study’s findings, according to an interview on DailyMail.
“Having reviewed the totality of the evidence, in my view the only people that should be offered statins are those with established heart disease risk.
“For everyone else, the tens of millions taking the drug worldwide who don’t fall into these categories, they should know statins won’t help them live one day longer.”
Statins Under Fire In Previous Studies
Statins are one of the most controversial pharmaceutical drugs in the medical world. Many doctors argue that statins aren’t prescribed enough. The debate is often heated and passionate from both sides. But this new study has turned the debate upside down.
And this isn’t the first study to expose critical findings in concern with statins. A study earlier this year found that statins used for heart disease prevention in the elderly were equally futile.
Some doctors don’t believe the study is convincing enough to cease prescribing statins. However, at the very least, this new study is more fodder for what’s become a major point of controversy in the medical community. Statins are one of the most popular drugs in the world.
Dr. Tom Chives hosted Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist on his Mayo Clinic Radio show back in 2017. In the episode, Chives and Kopecky support statin use and are defiant of growing sentiment that’s critical of the medication.
What Is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is vital to the human body. Cholesterol is a lipid, less scientifically known as a fatty substance, that influences the body’s functionality. Most often, cholesterol is made in the liver. However, cholesterol can sometimes be found in the foods we eat.
Cholesterol is transported by the blood by proteins.
“Good cholesterol,” or high-density lipoprotein, takes cholesterol from the cells and transports it back to the liver.
“Bad cholesterol,” or Low-density lipoprotein does exactly the opposite, carrying cholesterol to the cells. This is a vital function because cells need cholesterol. However, too much cholesterol can trigger clogged arteries.
Author: Jim Satney
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