BETTER THAN CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS
Shane Ellison M. Sc.
The People's Chemist
July 21, 2010
Did you hear the one about the blockbuster drug which failed to increase lifespan, as proven by Big Pharma’s own research studies? Probably not.
Most people don’t like to hear jokes about their beloved drugs. Life is more fun believing that Lipitor, Crestor or any other cholesterol pill is working around the clock to stave off heart disease and increase longevity. Unfortunately, no matter how much you believe in a drug, if it isn’t proven to work, it isn’t ever going to work. And cholesterol pill pushers are learning this hard way. Hopefully users don’t have too.
A new study from the Archives of Internal Medicine, titled “Statins and All-Cause Mortality in High-Risk Primary Prevention,” proves what previous ones already did: Cholesterol pills don’t increase lifespan.
Scientists followed 65, 229 subjects. Half took cholesterol pills, the other half didn’t. Participant ages ranged in age from about 50 to 75 years and all were considered “high risk” due to having supposed high cholesterol. Deaths and lifespan were monitored over a period of almost 4 years.
It was suspected that lowering cholesterol, would grant users more time to obliterate themselves with reality TV, botox, acai berries, The HCG Diet, or all of the above. Wrong.
And, I’ve been saying this for so long that the repetition is driving me mad. I’m ready to swallow the Fukitol™ pill, retire, and invest in erection meds…But, when they start targeting kids as the new market for their pills, I get motivated to spray literary bullets on the open drug market. (Now, that would make a great reality show! Dr. Oz would be the first in line for the literary debate.) Pfizer now has a chewable cholesterol pill for kids. They apparently missed the conclusions of this study and more:
“We observed that statin [cholesterol pill] therapy for an average period of 3.7 years had no benefit on all-cause mortality in a high-risk primary prevention population.”
And earlier, the New York Times told the world that, "When the FDA approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering medicine in 2002...The trials offered no evidence that it had reduced heart attacks or cardiovascular disease, the goal of any cholesterol drug."
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Better than cholesterol drugs is simply minimizing sugar and using the myriad of anti-inflammatory compounds provided by nature such as brewer’s yeast and grass fed beef, as outlined in my book, Over-The-Counter Natural Cures. Other aggressive, little-known methods exist, but the lack of patent and monopoly rights keep them hidden from the masses. All cost less than $10 per month to use, which explains why media moguls aren’t touting the benefits on your boob tube.
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