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Most Profitable Pill in Medical History Is Based on Flawed Science (Statins) May 2019

Statin Nation — How Millions Are Damaged in a Post-Health World Statin Nation Mercola

Highlights of book and interview of author with transcript

A Statin Nation: Damaging Millions in a Brave New Post-Health World,” written by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick,
Dec 2018, Amazon $6

Author’s previous books:

Doctoring Data: How to Sort Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense
A Statin Nation

  • Of the 9 the committee, there were 124 conflicts of interest with companies making statins or other cholesterol-lowering agents.
  • “..it was found that taking statins was associated with … a 20,000% increase in the risk [of Lou Gehrig’s]”
  • Lipitor says statins provide a a 36% percent relative reduction in heart attacks.
  • Acutal risk reduction (remembered to be) 1.1%

Apparently placebo trials of statins have found a very low absolute risk of reducing hear problems. The actual data is being hidden by Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ (CTT) Collaboration which has gotten $400 million from the statin companies.


VitaminDWiki pages with STATIN in title (25 as of June 2022)

This list is automatically updated

Items found: 25
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Statin muscle problems decreased in 4 out of 5 patients when vitamin D was added – June 2022 30 Jun, 2022
Statin pain reduces Vitamin D levels by 4 ng ( 9 studies) - Meta-analysis July 2021 23 Jul, 2021
Statin side-effects are reduced by Vitamin D – US patent Application – April 2019 14 Nov, 2019
Statin pain eliminated by 7100 IU vitamin D (50000 IU weekly) – July 2011 21 Jul, 2019
Most Profitable Pill in Medical History Is Based on Flawed Science (Statins) May 2019 02 Jun, 2019
Statins and vitamin D 14 Jul, 2018
Low-dose statin plaque formation stopped by Omega-3 – RCT Dec 2017 24 Jan, 2018
Statin-induced Myalgias corrected with 100000 weekly Vitamin D2 20 Jul, 2017
Statin use increased probability of diabetes in women by 48 percent – perhaps via vitamin D Jan 2012 19 Mar, 2017
Statin use increased probability of diabetes by 48 percent – perhaps via vitamin D Jan 2012 19 Mar, 2017
The statin Crestor dramatically increases levels of vitamin D in the blood – Jan 2012 17 May, 2016
Some statins increase skin cancer risk by 40 percent (reducing vitamin D levels) – Jan 2016 10 Jan, 2016
Theories on the interaction between statins and vitamin D – 2012 10 Jan, 2016
If you must take statins and want to avoid hardening of arteries, take vitamin K2 – RCT May 2015 22 May, 2015
One statin decreased vitamin D levels but the other did not – March 2010 14 Apr, 2015
Not all statins increase vitamin D levels – Dec 2010 14 Apr, 2015
Off topic – Hypertension and statin pain reduced by Coenzyme Q10 – 2010 26 Jan, 2015
Statins with low vitamin D increased chance of musculoskeletal pain by 2X – Jan 2015 29 Nov, 2014
Statin pain associated with 10 ng less vitamin D – meta-analysis Oct 2014 24 Oct, 2014
Diabetics have problems with low Magnesium , especially if taking statins – Aug 2013 08 May, 2014
Statin-induced Myalgias corrected with 100000 weekly Vitamin D 04 May, 2014
Off topic: Statins associated with increased cataracts (wonder about low vitamin D) - Sept 2013 29 Sep, 2013
Diabetics have problems with low Magnesium, especially if taking statins – Aug 2013 28 Aug, 2013
Breast cancer 2X more likely if have taken statins for 10 years – July 2013 11 Jul, 2013
Statins associated with 14X increase in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (a new disease) – Aug 2012 09 Nov, 2012

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