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Originally posted by loam
Just watched this video clip and couldn't help but imagine what the folks on here might think...
Dr. David Agus, Author Of 'The End Of Illness,' Offers Surprising Tips To Live Better, Longer (VIDEO LINK)
The first three points he makes to live longer?
1) Take a statin- even if you don't have high cholesterol...
2) NEVER take vitamins...
3) Vaccinate yearly...
Most people who take statin drugs tolerate them very well. But some people experience side effects. The most common statin side effects include: headache difficulty sleeping flushing of the skin muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness drowsiness/ weakness dizziness nausea and/or vomiting abdominal cramping and/or pain bloating and/or gas diarrhea constipation rash
Which Statin Side Effects Are Serious? Myositis, which is inflammation of the muscles, can be a side effect of statins. The risk of muscle injury increases when certain other medications are coupled with statin use. For example, if you take a combination of a statin and a fibrate -- another cholesterol-reducing drug -- the risk of muscle damage increases greatly compared to someone who takes a statin alone. Other dangers of statin drugs include other muscle conditions, which can be serious in rare cases. First, there can be statin muscle pain. Known as myalgia, this pain can generally be resolved quickly by discontinuing the medication. Myalgias may be uncomfortable, but, medically speaking, they're harmless.
SELECT tracked more than 35,000 men at locations across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico who took daily doses through the Fall of 2008. The trial was funded by the National Cancer Institute and administered by the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), an international network of research institutions with study sites in 400 locations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. The men were divided into four groups: vitamin E and Selenium; vitamin E alone; selenium alone; and placebo. The group taking vitamin E was the only group shown to have a statistically significant increased risk of prostate cancer.