Cholesterol Lowering Drugs DO NOT Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke but Can Cause Cancer
(HealthAndLovePage) There are literally millions of people all over the world who take statins – specially designed drugs used to lower cholesterol levels. This drug alone creates an income of more than 29 billion dollars for the pharmaceutical industry every year. Most doctors recommend statin drugs for patients that want to prevent the emergence of stroke, heart attack, inflammation and other illnesses.
Although cholesterol lowering drugs are very popular, they are very inefficient and in most cases they cannot prevent stroke or heart attack. In addition, their regular consumption often leads to cancer and other life-threatening health problems.
Justin Smith, a former personal trainer at the BBC, has created a documentary film called $29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol in which he debunks the myth about the need and efficiency of these drugs. According to Smith, in the period between 1994 and 2006 the number of men at the age between 65 and 74 diagnosed with high cholesterol levels has significantly decreased. However, the number of people dealing with heart disease has not changed.
In addition, different age groups have experienced more cases of heart disease.
Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Lead to Cancer
Numerous scientific studies have confirmed the relation between the ue of these drugs and different types of cancer.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association published in 1996, all cholesterol lowering drugs including the two most used ones (the statins and the fibrates) lead to cancer in lab mice that were exposed to similar amount of these drugs used in humans. Of course, this finding requires long-term clinical trials and scientific observance in the next decade in order to determine the connection between cholesterol lowering drugs and cancer occurrence in men and women.
Until we get some solid results, many experts recommend avoiding this type of treatment and its use only in cases of high risk of emergence of coronary heart disease.
In addition, a study that was performed four years ago and published in the reputable The Prostate Journal, men who used statin drugs regardless of their type are much more prone to experience prostate cancer compared to those who stay away from these drugs. According to the same study, men who have never taken statin drugs have about 85% less chance to develop this type of cancer.