As if it weren’t bad enough that statins cause a huge array of devastating harms to health, they don’t even do what they supposedly exist for: prevention of heart disease. A new study that uses unpublished data clarifies the truth.
A new study shows that the statin story is a lie. They don’t prevent heart attacks or strokes. They do, of course, cause a huge array of adverse effects, including memory loss, muscle destruction, pain, liver damage, and nerve damage—and they do all these things without providing a single benefit.
The claimed purpose of statins is to prevent deep vein thromboses (DVT), blood clots that break off and lodge in smaller vessels of important organs like the lungs, thus causing death of the associated tissues. If the clot develops in the heart muscle, it’s called a heart attack. If it lodges in the brain, it’s called a stroke. If it lodges in the lungs, it’s called a pulmonary embolism. The result is devastating when a clot blocks a vessel.
Published in the journal PLoS, researchers examined both published and unpublished results of randomly controlled statin trials. They looked at both standard and intensive doses of statins. It made no difference. Statins do not prevent heart disease, or any other DVT-associated condition.
What made this study unique was that the researchers went back to the authors of the studies they reviewed to get unpublished data. Also, they didn’t focus on markers, such as cholesterol levels. Instead, they focused on genuine outcomes. They asked the question: Did the subjects suffer from actual DVT events, such as heart attacks? That proved to give a completely different impression than the usual published reports of studies.
Financing for the study was nonexistent. The researchers simply decided that they wanted to do it.
How have all those studies managed to give the impression that they reduce heart disease? They didn’t ask the right question. They didn’t ask whether people have fewer heart attacks or strokes as a result of taking statins. Instead, they looked at markers, indicators that are believed to be related to vascular disease.
Most studies don’t focus on whether heart attacks are prevented. Instead, they focus on cholesterol. Statins are often referred to as cholesterol-lowering drugs. As a result, high cholesterol has come to be treated as a disease in itself, in spite of the fact that it doesn’t kill, and many studies have documented that lower cholesterol levels are associated with higher death rates.
This new study clearly shows why attention has been drawn away from the real goal, focused instead on reduction of cholesterol. If a pharmaceutical company wants to sell a drug—and that is, after all, the reason they’re in business—then their focus is not on preventing disease or making people healthy. Their focus is on finding ways to sell their drugs.
Therefore, to sell statins they focused on cholesterol. As a result, an industry has risen to push the concept of cholesterol as evil, as something that must be lowered. The fear of heart attacks has been twisted into a fear of cholesterol. The result has been decades of people pressed into taking these drugs that offer no genuine benefit, but do act as poisons.
It’s not only the public that’s been convinced, but a medical system that’s clearly all too easily fooled by the pseudo science spewed by Big Pharma and their wholly-owned minions, the universities and so-called health agencies that have grown dependent on Big Pharma’s money. Anyone in any of these areas who steps out of line is punished.
Doctors who speak out to tell the truth that cholesterol doesn’t cause heart attacks and statins offer no benefit are attacked by agencies that do Big Pharma’s bidding.
Anyone trying to do honest research will find that funding dries up.
Universities vomit out pseudo study after pseudo study saying whatever their money masters demand.
Medical schools teach whatever Big Pharma tells them to teach.
The vast bulk of continuing education for doctors is designed by Big Pharma, so the idea that cholesterol needs to be lowered with statins is continually reinforced.
Medical publications approve junk science for publication, because most of their money comes from advertising the products that the junk science supports.
Charities exist to promote this crap and help funnel people into the system.
Virtually every aspect of the entrenched medical system, including agencies that are supposedly looking after the public’s welfare, exists to serve the unquenchable Big Pharma maw. It matters not that the drugs don’t even do what they claim. It matters not that they do tremendous harm. As long as the money keeps rolling in, Big Pharma is happy. And as long as Big Pharma is happy, then all those who have grown dependent on it are also happy.
The public? Well, we have a couple of roles to play in this charade, too. One is to pay for all this. Whether we do so through our taxes, insurance, or out of our own pockets, the fact is that every penny in support of the Big Pharma juggernaut ultimately comes out of our pockets. And the other function of the public? That’s to shut up and take our medicine.
As shown by this study’s results that statins don’t do what they’re sold for, it’s amazing what we can learn when researchers, like the ones who produced this statins study, aren’t beholden to Big Pharma!
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