Could Statins Actually Help Prevent Heart Disease?

Ok, so maybe I’ve been too hard on statins.  Just because they suck at preventing a first heart attack is no reason to throw the baby out with the bath water. The list of side effects continues to grow, with diabetes being the most concerning (unless of course, it is you personally who happens to die […]

Statin Side Effects Solved with an Apple a Day

Sometimes the old adages contain much deeper wisdom than many given them credit for. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” may prove more accurate than previously thought. Apples are a rich source of polyphenols; plant based protective compounds that have been shown to be very protective for your blood vessels. Protect your blood […]

The NEW Statin Guidelines: This is the Best We Got?

I keep thinking that I’m missing something here.  Some magical number that makes these drugs to lower cholesterol worth the hype. I’ve read all the studies and I’ve seen the numbers, but I don’t read ALL of the medical literature that gets published on statins.   So maybe I missed the one that showed that statins […]

Statins and risk of polyneuropathy – (05-23-02)

Statins and risk of polyneuropathy This article adds more weight to the clinical observation of statin drugs having polyneuropathy as a side effect. A few important things to consider here…the statins lower activity of HMG CoA reductase (one of the enzymes responsible for cholesterol synthesis). They also lower synthesis of CoQ10 at the same time. […]