It’s one of the most over-prescribed treatments in the nation
This common treatment can give men diabetes — are you taking it?
Not everything Big Pharma does is bad, but a lot of it is.
One of the things that I HATE about Big Pharma is that instead of treating underlying health conditions, they almost always treat symptoms.
And, to make matters worse, they often get you hooked on treatments that you have to take EVERY SINGLE DAY for the rest of your life to treat the symptoms.
This is a sneaky tactic, because for things like high cholesterol these treatments do bring cholesterol levels down.
…they do nearly nothing to extend your lifespan.
Which means you are treating a symptom forever, but getting NO LONG-TERM benefit.
Now… I have to tell you before we get into all of this that I’m not a doctor.
I can’t (and don’t want to) give you medical advice.
You should always work with your doctor if you want to get off of any substances. I’m not telling you to just stop taking your treatments.
What I am, though, is a researcher.
I read thousands of hours of medical literature trying to get to the bottom of health conditions, and what I’ve found out is mind blowing…
…including the stuff about statins, which have way more problems than most people know about.
What are statins?
Statins are WILDLY popular substances that are used to lower cholesterol levels.
In fact, they are one of the most popular treatments on the planet.
Doctors often ‘give out’ statins for people with high cholesterol to lower their total cholesterol and reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke.
I don’t believe that statins are very good in general. I think they are pretty bad news.
The side effects can be horrendous and there is no proof that they actually extend life (although the DO lower cholesterol).
Typical side effects of statins.
Some people experience some serious side effects on statins.
These side effects can include digestive problems, muscle pain, and my favorite — mental fuzziness.
Statins have been linked to muscle pain, digestive problems and mental fuzziness in some people who take them and may rarely cause liver damage.
This news is bad enough, but statins are also strongly linked with an INCREASED risk for developing diabetes.
Statins also increase the risk of developing diabetes.
There has been evidence for YEARS about the diabetes and statin risk association, but a new study just came out with even more evidence.
Individuals using statins may be at higher risk for hyperglycaemia, insulin resistance and eventually type 2 diabetes. Rigorous preventive strategies such as glucose control and weight reduction in patients when initiating statin therapy might help minimize the risk of diabetes.
This study of 8,500 adults showed a 38% higher chance of developing diabetes with a statin then without one.
That is a significant risk factor!
We knew about this in 2012.
The thing that makes me bonkers about this is that we knew about it way back in 2012.
The FDA said way back then that there was a 27% increase in diabetes diagnosis when statins were in use.
FDA’s review of the results from the Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention: an Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin (JUPITER) reported a 27% increase in investigator-reported diabetes mellitus in rosuvastatin-treated patients compared to placebo-treated patients.
Statins are FALSELY promoted as “safe.”
Unfortunately, most doctors and people still think that statins are “very safe.”
They are supposed to be a miracle substance and people are supposed to take them from the time they have elevated cholesterol to the day they die.
Very few people are talking about the devastating health consequences of developing diabetes from statins or getting brain fog.
That’s why when doctors want to put you on life-long substances, it’s important to ask questions and decide for yourself if it’s a good idea.
Ultimately, your health is up to you.