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if they are still not looking at the job those stem cells are doing viz a viz the functioning of the infants lungs and heart at that vital moment I think we get the results you have pointed out.
Lowering cholesterol is not only a BAD thing (even the part we call bad cholesterol) but studies have shown time and time again that those with lower cholesterol rates die younger than those with higher cholesterol.
“Thank you for your comment. It may interest you to know that I was invited to write a paper on this topic for the BMJ – which I did, outlining why women should not take statins (you can look it up on the internet). I am also a peer-reviewer for the BMJ. I also helped set up the original website for NICE, and spent three years developing the on-line educational website for the European Society of Cardiology.
I have also been invited to give lectures on this topic to the BMA, the Medical Research Trials Unit, the Society of Chemical Industry and more recently the International Society of Cardiology. I do not say this for self-aggrandizement, mainly to point out that my views, whilst controversial, are taken seriously by mainstream researchers and doctors around the world. Also – although I use humour, do not doubt that I am a serious man, with an extremely serious agenda.
I would also be more than happy if the GMC (General Medical Council) picked up on my practice, for then I would have the opportunity to explain why my views are, indeed, evidence based. However, it is unlikely to happen, I speak regularly to many doctors who are in positions of authority within the GMC, as I meet them through my work with the BMA for the General Practitioners Committee which, as you may know, is the body that negotiates with the Government on the GP contract.
In short, please do not threaten me with the GMC – they still allow people to hold different views. Equally, please refrain from accusing me of ‘shortening the life expectancy of thousands of people.’ If you disagree with what I say, then I am happy to engage in a scientific debate with you. Accusing people of killing patients is an old and wearisome game, designed to shut people up.”
n other words, the recommendations increase the number of people and conditions that need statin-driven cholesterol-lowering therapy. As you go through this executive summary it becomes clear that the authorities believe that cholesterol-lowering is extremely important in both the primary and secondary prevention of CHD and that statins are the way to lower cholesterol.
Who wrote this executive summary? A long list of esteemed experts in the field of cholesterol study. Do they have any conflicts of interest? Let’s take a look. Here is the list of members on the panel that produced the summary:
Scott M. Grundy, MD, PhD (Chair of the panel), Diane Becker, RN, MPH, ScD, Luther T. Clark, MD, Richard S. Cooper, MD, Margo A. Denke, MD, Wm. James Howard, MD, Donald B. Hunninghake, MD, D. Roger Illingworth, MD, PhD, Russell V. Luepker, MD, MS, Patrick McBride, MD, MPH, James M. McKenney, PharmD, Richard C. Pasternak, MD, Neil J. Stone, MD, Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD
Here is the financial disclosure:
Dr Grundy has received honoraria from Merck, Pfizer, Sankyo, Bayer, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Dr Hunninghake has current grants from Merck, Pfizer, Kos Pharmaceuticals, Schering Plough, Wyeth Ayerst, Sankyo, Bayer, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and G. D. Searle; he has also received consulting honoraria from Merck, Pfizer, Kos Pharmaceuticals, Sankyo, AstraZeneca, and Bayer. Dr McBride has received grants and/or research support from Pfizer, Merck, Parke-Davis, and AstraZeneca; has served as a consultant for Kos Pharmaceuticals, Abbott, and Merck; and has received honoraria from Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis, Merck, Kos Pharmaceuticals, Parke-Davis, Pfizer, and DuPont. Dr Pasternak has served as a consultant for and received honoraria from Merck, Pfizer, and Kos Pharmaceuticals, and has received grants from Merck and Pfizer. Dr Stone has served as a consultant and/or received honoraria for lectures from Abbott, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Kos Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Novartis, Parke-Davis/Pfizer, and Sankyo. Dr Schwartz has served as a consultant for and/or conducted research funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Merck, Johnson & Johnson-Merck, and Pfizer. [My bold type]
The Cambridge Heart Antioxidant Study showed individuals with advanced coronary artery disease who consumed at least 400 I.U. of vitamin E had 77% fewer nonfatal heart attacks over those who took a placebo.
Heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease are diseases of inflammation of the arteries and NOT a disease of too much cholesterol in the blood. In fact, over half of the patients who suffer a heart attack actually have normal cholesterol levels.
Heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease are diseases of inflammation of the arteries
Originally posted by Happy1
reply to post by bellagirl
People need to ask WHO and HOW "they" came up with "cholesterol levels"?
Statins are poison - they affect your liver.
If your body is low in "cholesterol" your liver makes cholesterol for your body.
Depopulation. and very expensive drugs they want everybody to take.
Cholesterol makes muscle tissue, it makes the brain.
Originally posted by CJCrawley
I spoke to a doctor about this recently (not my GP, a friend).
He's very well-informed on CHD (coronary heart disease) and believes the cholesterol hypothesis to be basically sound.
He's read many peer-reviewed studies and his conclusion is that there is a rock-solid link between high LDL levels and CHD.
I asked him what he thought about recent scepticism on the subject.
He replied that there have always been people who believe the earth is flat, and nowadays there are maverick scientists who debunk anthropogenic global warming.
He advised me it's always wisest to adhere to the majority voice of science.
Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by bellagirl
After a month of taking Crestor it felt like I had been run through the right side of the chest, back to front, with a fiery sword. All I could do was sit very still for a week. Any movement and it felt like the hot sword squirmed around. I found out that statins will attack overused muscles. As a sheetrocker for 20 years, and now a die cutter, those chest muscles are way overused.