Statins found to INCREASE the risk of dying Hi, this is Larry Hobbs @ Statins were found to increase the risk of dying by 1% over 10 years according to a letter to the editor by Joel Kauffman, PhD, Professor of Chemistry. One study found 15 TIMES MORE BREAST CANCER in women given a statin. It seems to me that statins should NEVER be given to women. Two studies — the EXCEL trial and the AFCAPS trial — found that Mevacor (lovastatin) INCREASED the total risk of death. The PROSPER trial of Pravachol (pravastatin) found that the drug reduced the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, but increased the risk of dying from cancer and stroke so that the overall risk of death was unchanged. The ALLHAT trial of Pravachol (pravastatin) found that the drug did NOT reduce the risk of dying or heart disease after 5 years. The MIRACL trial found that 80 mg of Lipitor (atorvastatin) did not reduce the risk of death or of a heart attack. Side effects of statins include… … congestive heart failure (where the heart muscle is too weak to keep up with the demands of the body) … rhabdomyolysis (rapid breakdown of muscle due to muscle damage which can cause kidney damage or kidney failure) … polyneuropathy (simultaneous malfunction of many peripheral nerves throughout the body which can cause problems with sensation or strength … amnesia (loss of memory). REFERENCE Kauffman, J. Statin Sales Slow — Letter to the Editor. Wall St. Journal, 2003, May 25. AUTHOR’S CORRESPONDENCE
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12 Responses to “Statins found to INCREASE the risk of dying”

  • larryshobbs:


    Very interesting.

    Thanks for sharing you story.

    Duane Graveline, MD, a former NASA Flight Surgeon, says that he has the very serious neurological condition known as ALS, which he believes was triggered from taking a statin for only 5 months(?), if I remember correctly.

    He said he also had Transient Global Amnesia, where he could not remember anything, while taking a statin also.

    He and other doctors have many articles posted on SpaceDoc [DOT] net.

    Larry Hobbs

  • USStateSponTerrorism:

    If your federal government blatantly lies to the American public about something as important as going to WAR because of alleged possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction which resulted in over 1million deaths of innocent civilians, do you REALLY think that they wouldn’t lie to you in order to please a filthy rich pharmaceutical company that makes political campaign contributions and bribes for MILLIONS OF DOLLARS !!! Are you on Lipitor or what!!!???

  • TazRulesNY:

    Crestor caused me to have the worst and most painfull big toe sweeling in my life! I went to the doctor and he said I had an acute gout attack! I’ve never even heard of that before, this happened with 2 weeks of taken the drug, tests showed my uric acid was way higher than normal and I had elevated liver enZymes just lovely!

  • larryshobbs:

    @Meowmie707 Thanks for sharing your story.

  • Meowmie707:

    Those statins darn near stold my life and my memory however, that is not what I wanted to say..Before statins my colonscopy was always clean and clear, nothing ever found. I started statins and five years later on statins, I had FIVE precancerous ployps.. Quit statins and 3 years later another colonscopy only 1 very small polyp was found. I have been off of them about 5 years now and I am still paying for taking them although life is a LOT better for me now.

  • larryshobbs:

    Unbeknownst to doctors, 8 of 9 people who came up with the National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines were been paid by the drug companies.

    The guidelines recommend statins for many people.

    The Los Angeles Times revealed that 530 scientists at the National Institutes of Health, some of whom have written papers saying how wonderful statins are, had also been paid by the drug companies.

    So doctors think they are reading scientific literature, but instead, it is sales literature.

  • tickyul:

    @larryshobbs: Neat story, sound like a lucky break. My dad just fell apart in a short time on this crap, they tried to get me to take that poison, I just laughed at them.
    I hope that in the future this stuff will be much more carefully prescribed, it is dangerous.

    The medical establishment is not really good at change. Kinda like the ADA recommending type 2 diabetics eat 55% of their calories from CARBS, unwilling to consider low carb.

  • larryshobbs:

    (story continued from above…)

    “So I stopped taking the statin.”

    “Eventually, I was able to get out of the wheelchair, and stop using a walker.

    He finished by saying,

    “Jim, if I hadn’t stopped taking the statin, I would’ve been dead within a few months.”

  • larryshobbs:

    My father was at some event and was sitting next to a doctor he knows.

    The doctor is in his mid-70′s.

    Out of the blue, he said to my father, “Jim, let tell you an interesting story.”

    “A couple years ago, my leg muscles kept feeling weaker and weaker so that I had to start using a walker, and then a wheelchair.”

    “My doctor couldn’t figure out what it was, but a friend of mine suggested that it might be the statin that I was taking.”

    (continued below…)

  • tickyul:

    Thanks! I had no ideas about statins at the time. Now I think they are overprescribed poison. Nice video too, thanks!

  • larryshobbs:


    I’m so sorry to hear that.

    Larry Hobbs

  • tickyul:

    I truly believe that statins caused my father to have a stroke. At 75 his doctor said he had some plaque in his arteries (never effected him from what I saw) and prescribed a statin. After that it was all downhill, muscle wasting, weight loss, pain, eventually onto oxygen, amnesia, dementia and eventually a fatal bleeding stroke at 79.

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