Saturday, April 20, 2013

TV Ads for Statins Drive Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment

           Continued From Last Post.

  Effective Statin Ads Place Millions of Americans at Risk of Serious Health

    Statins are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, that is, they act by blocking
the enzyme in your liver that is responsible for making cholesterol (HMG-CoA
reductase). The fact that statin drugs cause side effects is well established

— there are now 900 studies proving their adverse effects, which run the
gamut from muscle problems to increased cancer risk.

    Please note that statins are classified as a "pregnancy Category X
medication" meaning, it causes serious birth defects, and should NEVER be
used by a woman who is pregnant or planning a pregnancy. If it is prescribed,
it is simply gross negligence and malpractice.

    Statins have also been shown to increase your risk of diabetes, via a
number of different mechanisms. The most important one is that they increase
insulin resistance, which can be extremely harmful to your health. Increased
insulin resistance contributes to chronic inflammation in your body, and
inflammation is the hallmark of most diseases.

    In fact, increased insulin resistance can lead to heart disease, which,
ironically, is the primary reason for taking a cholesterol-reducing drug in
the first place. It can also promote belly fat, high blood pressure, heart
attacks, chronic fatigue, thyroid disruption, and diseases like Parkinson's,
Alzheimer's, and cancer.

    Secondly, statins increase your diabetes risk by actually raising your
blood sugar. When you eat a meal that contains starches and sugar, some of
the excess sugar goes to your liver, which then stores it away as cholesterol
and triglycerides. Statins work by preventing your liver from making
cholesterol. As a result, your liver returns the sugar to your bloodstream,
which raises your blood sugar levels.

    Drug-induced diabetes and genuine type 2 diabetes are not necessarily
identical. If you're on a statin drug and find that your blood glucose is
elevated, it's possible that what you have is just hyperglycemia — a side
effect, and the result of your medication. Unfortunately, many doctors will
at that point mistakenly diagnose you with "type 2 diabetes," and possibly
prescribe another drug, when all you may need to do is simply discontinue the
statin in order for your blood glucose levels to revert back to normal.

    Statin drugs also interfere with other biological functions. Of utmost
importance, statins deplete your body of CoQ10, which accounts for many of
its devastating results. Therefore, if you take a statin, you must take
supplemental CoQ10, or better, the reduced form called ubiquinol. Statins
also interfere with the mevalonate pathway, which is the central pathway for
the steroid management in your body. Products of this pathway that are
negatively affected by statins include:

        All your sex hormones
        The dolichols, which are involved in keeping the membranes inside
your cells healthy
        All sterols, including cholesterol and vitamin D (which is similar to
cholesterol and is produced from cholesterol in your skin)


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