And the diabetes risk is just a drop in the bucket of statin dangers!
My husband has always been a 'doctors know best' type person, but after showing him the extensive research I found on the many dangers of statin
drugs, he was convinced to taper off of them...
Here is a link: www.greenmedinfo.com...
to a site with pages of research articles which report on medical studies showing such side effects to statin use as:
Increased risk of various types of heart disease, including calcification of arteries
Increased risk of Melanoma and other cancers
Neuropathy (my husband was actually experiencing this in his feet and didn't know why until reading the research study!)
Impaired mental processing (on another site, I read about people actually experiencing bouts of amnesia!)
Impairment of the body's ability to utilize nutrients in food
Decrease in energy levels
Increase in irritability
There is a lot of info out there, if you look for it...Unfortunately, doctors are very ill informed about the dangers of statins and are prescribing
based on what they are told by the pharmaceutical companies who are, of course, down playing the risks in order to get the doctors to prescribe!
I don't have a link, but I found articles out of Great Britain talking about how legal action was taken by some ( I believe, medical school) doctors
who discovered that the pharmaceutical industry had failed to divulge a lot of statin risks which had turned up in their medical trials!
A warning: If you are on statins and decide to get off, do not stop abruptly! You have to wean off of them over a month or more depending on your
...otherwise, you are at risk for a severe 'rebound' effect, which could cause heart attack or stroke...
edit on 19-5-2015 by lostgirl because: trying to fix link
edit on 19-5-2015 by lostgirl because: fixed Yayy!