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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Statin Nation- the Movie!

Do you take Statins?  

Nowadays, about 25% of people over the age of 45 now do!  Why do you think?

By 2003, atorvastatin(the statin mainstay) became the best-selling pharmaceutical in history, with Pfizer reporting sales of US$12.4 billion in 2008.

It's even more now!

Statins, i.e. Lipitor, Crestor, Torvast- the list goes on and on...

Statin drugs are a HUGE moneymaker for the drug companies!

But, what about YOU??

I disagree with the "limit red meat" part, as long as the meat is grass fed... also, the exercise portion of the info graphic recommends "walking and cardio"- perfectly Paleo types of strength training exercises are far superior on this front!

Here is a more up-to-date graphic for you all:
Notice how Statin Use has GROWN since 1988!!

Graphic Courtesy of the Harvard Medical School Blog)-

Note especially that there is NO proven benefit at ALL for women taking statins!

For more information, especially if YOUR Doctor wants to put YOU on Statin drugs:

Watch Statin Nation!  

Click on the banner to your right, and watch the streaming video-

It will make you think twice about taking Statins!!