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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!!


1 comment:

Margaret said...

Very informative infographic. I like infographic because it is easier to read and you will easily learn the most important thing about the topic. You'll gain knowledge without reading long articles. Wow these drug companies are really getting huge revenue from statin drugs.