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Information that could save your life!
on 24 September 2011
An excellent book written by someone who is not only well qualified (in the medical sense) but also from personal practical experience of the nasty side effects statin drugs can produce.
Although other books make mention of a lot of the same subject matter, this book contains deeper explanations for a better understanding, especially important if you happen to be afflicted with any of the conditions under discussion.
It also details the serious and sometimes lethal side effects of statins and the fact that the drugs industry knowingly accepts them. Profit before health?
He details the extra dangers of being prescribed statins if you are diabetic and also points out that, far from being heart protective (as the industry and medical profession would have you believe) statins may even be the cause of problems in this area!
This is back to the generally accepted myth that cholesterol blocks arteries and therefore causes heart attacks and strokes and that by reducing cholesterol levels (with a statin drug, of course) such events can be avoided. There is another and more plausible explanation that has nothing to do with cholesterol. Very absorbing material!