New statin guidelines will lead to mass medication
Not on statins yet? Just wait -- it's only a matter of time before your doctor pushes one of these cholesterol meds on you.
Doesn't matter if you don't have so-called "high" cholesterol.
Doesn't matter if you're healthy in almost every way.
It doesn't even matter if you're slim, trim and full of vigor and vim.
All that matters is some cockamamie calculator that's supposed to measure your risk based on bogus mainstream health measures. A spin on this rigged wheel of misfortunate (yes, RIGGED -- more on that in a moment) is supposed to determine your 10-year heart attack risk.
And if yours is at or above just 7.5 percent, your doc is supposed to foist a statin on you, according to the new decree from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
It's nothing more than a sloppy, wet kiss for the drug industry -- because when all's said and done, these guidelines are expected to double the number of statin users to 72 million Americans.
That's 3 in 5 of everyone over the age of 45, and twice as many as the insane number of people already on these drugs right now.
And for what? FOR NOTHING, because it's been proven time and again that statins do two things for most people: diddly and squat!
One major analysis by the Cochrane Collaboration found that you'd have to drug 1,000 people for a year to save one life.
That might be worth it anyway if the drugs came with no risks at all -- but you know that's not the case. Statin drugs can cause severe, lasting and debilitating muscle pain -- even muscle disintegration -- and choke your kidneys and liver.
They can ruin your sex life, steal your memory and cause depression.
Think I'm done? Not by a long shot!
Last year, the FDA warned that the drugs can CAUSE diabetes. This isn't a remote risk, either, as studies have shown they can cause the disease in 1 of every 162 of the patients who take them.
With 72 million people on statins, that could mean close to half a million new diabetics caused by medication.
That's not medicine. That's malpractice.
I'm not done with this story yet. Keep reading for more on that calculator I just mentioned.