Statins are drugs that are widely prescribed to supposedly lower "bad" cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart problems.

Recent studies have revealed that the damage that they cause to your health, far out ways any apparent improvements they are claimed to have.

The sad news is that many people are taking statin drugs or even more are being prescribed them as we speak. The common brand names include: Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor. Money spent on prescription medication is in the $300 billion plus arena. This is the highest level of spending every recorded since 2001. Statins drugs make up a significant portion of this money spent. The major problem here is that you may not bat an eyelid if this were to improve your quality of life or health. However unfortunately it won't, all you are doing is spending a large portion of your money on something that is going to have grave detrimental effects on your health.
Studies published in the American Journal of Physiology, states that statins' "..Explain their adverse clinical effects." Specifically, the study states that such adverse effects include advancing the "process of aging" and also notes that "...long-term use of statins has been associated with adverse effects including myopathy, neurological side effects and an increased risk of diabetes." Myopathy refers to skeletal muscle weakness.

Statins Create Nerve Problems whilst destroying your memory!!! By Stopping the ability of your cells to repair effectively!

Leading Health Professionals who have been involved in these studies bring to your attention that the adverse effect of statins has been downplayed over the years. The facts in reality are that for people who are taking these prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs have experienced - an increase in cataract formation, chronic fatigue, liver problems, muscle pain, weakness and an acceleration in loss of memory.

To explain this in a simple manner, the statin drugs interfere with cellular function and renewal processing. This is your body's primary way of repair, renewal of cells to maintain our body functions. What happens then is one the initial health concern or problem is not corrected, nor the body supported to repair it, then to just ad icing to the cake it is going to have detrimental effects on each of your body functions.

Studies have proven obviously due to the enormous detrimental effect that these statins have on your body that it speeds up the ageing process, because the body is being prevented from healing itself. This in turn leads to the muscle pain, joint problems, nerve problems a virtual breaking down of all body systems.

FDA attempt to reassure you that Despite health problems linked to statin drugs you have no need to worry!

You will find on the FDA notes on its web site that "Cognitive (brain-related) impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users" and that "People being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes," they also maintain its safety and effectiveness. The site directs people's attention to the advice of Amy G. Egan, M.D., M.P.H., who is the deputy director for safety in the FDA's Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products (DMEP). She says, "This new information should not scare people off statins. Their benefit is indisputable, but they need to be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects." There is nothing beneficial about damaging side effects.

Indisputable? Especially after this latest study, we beg to differ. What's beneficial about accelerated aging, cells that don't properly function, muscle weakness and memory loss?

Prescribing of Drugs needs to be Assessed as this Demonstrates Neglect of Restoring of Health!

There has been enough evidence uncovered regarding the negative and damaging health effects of statin drugs to now fully inform you so that you are able to make an informed decision in regards to any prescribing of the drug relating to you.

A study of similar calibre involving the adolescent antidepressant Paxil. This recently made headlines when a reanalysis of an original study exposed errors and incomplete information. It has been found that the drug was not to be safe or effective for its intended treatment protocol. Professor of psychology at the University of Virginia Brian Nosek, has warned the community of checking the effects and side effects of this medication before allowing to prescribed it.

Further Support and Sources regarding this article include:

Drugs - No More Be Sure:
Statin Effects Study, University of California:
FDA Expands Advice on Statins Risk:

Empowering You to Optimal Health Julie Doherty N.D

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