Category Archives for Statins

Do Statins Work?

Statins are used to prevent heart disease, and are among the most prescribed drugs in the world, racking up some $20 billion in sales as of 2012. One might think that statins are safe and effective drugs,

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Statins Can Cause Heart Disease

Statins are not the lifesaving drugs that doctors and drug companies make them out to be. They can actually cause heart disease. Effects on lowering mortality are very small, they have never been shown

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Statins Lower Testosterone

In the news the past week was a study that showed that the cholesterol-lowering drugs statins lower testosterone: they decrease aggression in men, partly through lowering testosterone levels, and raise

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Ravnskov on statins, prevention, and cancer

Uffe Ravnskov, a doctor who has written extensively about the falsity of the cholesterol hypothesis, writes in the BMJ on statins. In their paper Ebrahim et al refer to the 2013 Cochrane report as an argument

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Statins, cognitive function, and conflicts of interest

A study (reported in PsyPost), Review finds statin use not linked to a decline in cognitive function, gave the all-clear on statins and damage to cognitive function. It wasn’t easy to find the original

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