A new study published in the British Medical Journal confirms that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are overprescribed for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
The publication of this latest research comes only a matter of months after another study linked use of statins to the development of a potentially fatal muscle disease. Published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, patients with the muscle condition were found to be almost twice as likely to have been taking statins compared to similar individuals from the general population.
In addition to their adverse effects on muscles, a review of the scientific literature shows that statins can also raise the risk of cognitive problems; cancer; strokes; damage to the peripheral nervous system; sexual dysfunction; thyroid problems; kidney disease; behavioral disorders; heart problems; neurodegenerative disease; autoimmune diseases; pancreatic problems; liver disease; skin problems; gastrointestinal problems; fatigue; psychiatric problems; sleep problems; as well as negatively affecting many other aspects of health.
It is bad enough that millions of patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs remain mostly unaware of these dangers. Arguably worse still however is the fact that the drugs also fail to address the primary cause of cardiovascular disease.
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