Friday, February 19, 2010

Statins increase occurence of diabetes

Statins are a class of drugs that lower cholesterol levels.

In an article in The Lancet a study of 13 statin trials with a total of 91 140 participants, shows an 9% increased occurrence of diabetes compared to the control group. Of the 91 140 subjects, 4278 developed diabetes during a mean time of 4 years. Of these 2226 were assigned statins and 2052 a control treatment.

"Statin therapy is associated with a slightly increased risk of development of diabetes, but the risk is low both in absolute terms and when compared with the reduction in coronary events."
Full article here.

Perhaps eating low carb natural food is a better cure to coronary events? What we need are long time studies and effects of low carb high fat diets compared to traditional high carb diets.

In Statin Drugs Side Effects and the Misguided War on Cholesterol by Dr. Duane Graveline, M.D., he claims Statins are the "Thief of Memory", or in plain english, Statins fry your memory.

Uffe Ravnskov MD. PhD, who has written The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy that Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease - the book was burnt on Finnish National TV in 1992 - is reviewed as: 
 "It convincingly demonstrates that there is something seriously wrong with the mainstream theory of heart disease. It destroys the diet-heart hypothesis, and makes a compelling case against the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs."
Full review here.

In Sweden four professors in the last year have claimed saturated fat has absolutely nothing to do with cardiovascular disease.

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