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Statins

About one-third of older Americans take heart medication, but the side-effects may be causing a chain-reaction of other health problems. Mature men are less likely to exercise if they take statins. It’s horrible, because exercise is just as important, if not more important for maintaining good cardiovascular health. And as we age, exercise helps to […]

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If you believe in natural health, I doubt this will surprise you: a UK study has concluded that apples work as well as statins at lowering cholesterol levels, and if everyone over the age of 50 ate an apple a day, 8,500 deaths per year could be prevented! It’s cheaper, it’s side effect free, but […]

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Do Statins Cause Cataracts?

September 24, 2013

Statins, a blockbuster drug that suppresses cholesterol production, have again been linked to an increased risk for cataracts, when the eye’s lens gets clouded. There have been conflicting studies in the past, this one looked at different groups in Texas. It found that the longer you took statins, the greater the risk for developing cataracts. […]

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Taking statins is associated with a 34% increased risk of kidney problems. Statins are often prescribed to prevent heart disease, but according to this new data the risks might outweigh the benefits. For those with heart disease, they’re already at an increased risk for kidney problems (as are people with diabetes, and who already have […]

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Prescribed alongside of statins, Tredaptive has been marketed in countries outside the US (although it’s from here) to lower cholesterol. Now, it’s being removed from the market. Why? Because it doesn’t lower cholesterol, but does increase risk for a long list of serious side-effects. Heart medication is generally prescribed as one-size-fits-all. In truth, certain people […]

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