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Statin Scam Exposed: Cholesterol Drugs Cause Rapid Aging, Brain Damage and Diabetes

A new study has recently published an exposé revealing that Statins, the widely prescribed class of drugs said to lower “bad” cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart problems, can destroy human health more than they work to improve it.

Many people take and are prescribed statin drugs, commonly known under brand names including Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor. 

The U.S. increased its spending on pharmaceutical drugs to about $374 billion in 2014, representing the highest level of spending since 2001. Statins undoubtedly were a significant portion of this spending. Consumers now have much more to worry about than the dent it’s making in their wallets.

Published in the American Journal of Physiology, the study states that statins’ “…impact on other biologic properties of stem cells provides a novel explanation for their adverse clinical effects.” 

The study states specifically that adverse effects include advancing the “process of aging” and also notes that “…the 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 make cells unable to repair properly, create nerve problems and destroy memory

The health problems associated with statins have likely been downplayed through the years, according to some experts. When reports of those patients taking such cholesterol-lowering drugs experience cataracts, fatigue, liver problems, muscle pain and memory loss without the news reaching the public, you can see the angle of the experts approach

Simply put, the drugs have been found to tamper with cells in such a way that their primary purpose of reproducing and helping the body repair is thwarted. With that comes the onset of terrible health issues or the worsening of existing ones.

Professor Reza Izadpanah, a stem cell biologist and lead author of the published study, says, “Our study shows statins may speed up the ageing process. People who use statins as a preventative medicine for [health] should think again as our research shows they may have general unwanted effects on the body which could include muscle pain, nerve problems and joint problems.”

The FDA says people shouldn’t be scared of statins

The FDA claims 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 continue to reiterate 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.”

What’s beneficial about accelerated aging, cells that don’t properly function, muscle weakness and memory loss?

There needs to be a continual assessment of prescription drugs and the systematic review of older studies that tout their benefits

This finding demonstrates the importance of revisiting the so-called benefits of prescription drugs, something that hopefully continues so consumers can be fully informed and kept in the best health possible.

In a similar eye-opening study involving the adolescent antidepressant Paxil, a reanalysis of an original study exposed errors and incomplete information. 

The drug was found not to be safe and effective for its intended demographic after the exposé, a finding that Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, says “signals that the community is waking up, checking its work and doing what science is supposed to do — self-correct.”

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