Does taking pharmaceutical statins to reduce cholesterol really help people live longer? A new review of 70,000 patient histories says NO!
The paper’s authors say that not only are statins a complete waste of time and money, but that people with higher cholesterol have less heart disease! Here’s my favorite quote:
“What we found in our detailed systematic review was that older people with high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, the so-called “bad” cholesterol, lived longer and had less heart disease.”
The article in the UK Telegraph, went on to say that:
The authors have called for a re-evaluation of the guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis, a hardening and narrowing of the arteries, because “the benefits from statin treatment have been exaggerated”.
You should read about the study of statin effectiveness for yourself and pass it along to anyone you know who takes a statin to prevent heart disease.