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STUDY: Mood-altering statins extend lifespan by a mere three days


Statin drugs

(NaturalNews) Statin drugs are not only highly dangerous to human health but also largely ineffective in extending lifespan, according to a recent study.

The new research, published in The BMJ, found that statin drugs taken over two to five years to prevent a first heart attack added an average of only 3.2 days to a patient's lifespan, and only 4.1 days to those who have already suffered a heart attack.

These findings are significant, especially considering the fact that statin drugs are currently being taken by one-third of American adults and that these medications are associated with a number of serious side effects.

According to renowned physician and holistic medicine proponent Dr. David Brownstein, statin medications cause "severe adverse effects including mitochondrial dysfunction, muscle weakness and breakdown, brain fog, memory loss, dementia, and cancer."

Dr. Brownstein believes the risks of taking statin drugs far outweigh the purported benefits:

Folks, statins are a disaster. They fail nearly 99% who take them to prevent getting a heart attack. And, their mortality benefit is close to nonexistent as shown in this study. We are wasting a huge amount of scarce health care dollars on a class of medications that should be pulled from the market.

Side effects of statin medications

The dangerous side effects associated with statin medications are numerous and have been proven in dozens of studies.

Statins harm the body in many ways – here are just a few examples:

Statin drugs inhibit the body's production of an important enzyme – coenzyme Q10 – which regulates the immune and nervous systems, keeps the heart and other muscles healthy and maintains normal blood pressure.

Statins suppress the immune system and diminish the body's ability to fight off infections.
Statins increase the risk of obesity and developing diabetes.

Many patients using statins experience muscle problems, nerve degeneration, pain and memory loss.
Statins increase the risk of breast and prostate cancer, cause liver damage, diminish the sex drive and speed up aging.

Statins cause depression and mood swings, and have been shown to increase aggressive and violent behavior in women.

The "good" vs. "bad" cholesterol myth

Statin drugs are prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties – according to the belief that lowering "bad" cholesterol will prevent heart disease – but the "bad" vs. "good" cholesterol theory has proven to be little more than a myth.

From the Alliance for Natural Health USA:

Even when it comes to heart disease prevention, conventional thinking gets it wrong. The American Heart Association, for instance, published a study based on the outdated, simplistic notion that there are two kinds of cholesterol: "bad" (LDL) and "good" (HDL). The AHA's dietary guidelines are also centered on the debunked notion that "bad" cholesterol causes heart disease, and that since saturated fat may raise "bad" cholesterol levels, it's the ultimate dietary evildoer. ...

What the AHA does not seem to understand is that cholesterol is vital to human health. We've noted in the past that cholesterol isn't the ticking time bomb most people have been led to think—in fact, the real danger is that our cholesterol levels can get too low as we age! Even "bad" cholesterol is essential.

Statins and the brain

Cholesterol is essential to healthy brain function – the human brain accounts for only 2 percent of the body's weight, but it contains one-quarter of the entire body's cholesterol. According to Dr. Brownstein:

The majority of the brain is made up of cholesterol. It does not take a rocket scientist or a doctor to predict that cholesterol-lowering medications will cause brain dysfunction. Due to their mechanism of action, statins are bound to cause a decline in brain function.

Why are statins still being prescribed?

Since statin drugs have been shown to be largely ineffective and cause severe side effects, why are they still on the market?

The reason of course is money – statin drugs are, as Dr. Brownstein points out, "the most profitable drugs in the history of the Big Pharma Cartel."

That pretty much explains everything, doesn't it?

If you're looking for ways to naturally protect your heart's health without the side effects of drugs, make sure to sign up for the FREE Natural Medicine, Healing & Wellness Summit!

Sources:

BMJOpen.BMJ.com

Blog.DrBrownstein.com

ANH-USA.org

DrDavidBrownstein.Blogspot.ro

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