A recent study published in Diabetologia found a link between statin drugs and the possible development of diabetes.
Statin drugs are prescription drugs that lower cholesterol levels in adults. There is currently a problem of doctors over-prescribing them, despite the increasing amounts of research available that shows high cholesterol levels are not a reliable indicator of poor cardiovascular health.
Statin users had 46% increase in diabetes risk
The study found that people taking statin drugs suffer a 46 percent increased risk of developing diabetes. This shows that the drugs are putting people at higher risks of expanding waistlines, increased visceral body-fat around internal organs, and generally worsening health.
More recently, Dr. Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, called for the end of the widespread use of this drug. His research team, which investigated over 16,000 patients over a 20 year timespan, found that patients taking prescribed statin drugs were twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s as those who were not taking the statins. He claimed that the growing list of side-effects far outweighs the benefits for low-risk populations.
Cholesterol is incredibly important for the body’s brain and nervous system to function properly. It also plays a key role in regulating the body’s blood sugars. Doctors and those people studying biochemistry will highlight the vital role cholesterol plays in forming the cellular membranes of all the cells in a human body, making it absolutely necessary for survival.
Cholesterol guidelines based on old science and poor logic
Since 70 percent of cholesterol in the human body is produced internally, this indicates just how important this chemical must be to maintain a healthy, properly functioning body. Why else would the body allocate so many resources to produce something that was harmful to our health?
The misguided notion that cholesterol levels should be maintained between a certain standard is based on old science and poor logic. As a wealth of data continues to come to light regarding the importance of cholesterol for good healthy, it would be a welcome change to see more doctors expressing their concern over the new findings regarding the side-effects of taking statin drugs.
Remember, all major medical journals tell us that 85% of all diseases are related to diet, exercise, or lifestyle. Maintain a diet full of lean meats, healthy fats, nutrient-dense vegetables and fruits, and the right amount of carbs to fit your lifestyle, and these will provide the foundation for good health and a long life!
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