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Statin Drugs Provide No Benefit: 4 Million in a Study Prove It

Statin Drugs Provide No Benefit: Study of 4 Million People

Aside from demonstrating that statins provide no benefit to most people, the study also demonstrated that the so-called gold standard, randomized double blinded placebo controlled, study is a farce.

by Heidi Stevenson

24 May 2011

Disgruntled man questioning taking drugs in his hand

A population-based study in Sweden shows that the massive deployment of statins has provided no benefit. Three times as many statins were being taken by Swedish people in the year 2000 than in 1998. Yet, the numbers of people suffering or dying from heart attacks were unchanged by it.

Not only does this demonstrate that the massive push to press people into taking statins has been based on flawed ideas, it also turns the claim that randomized double blinded placebo controlled (RDBPC) drug trials are the gold standard.

The study with the unwieldy name, “No connection between the level of exposition to statins in the population and the incidence/mortality of acute myocardial infarction: An ecological study based on Sweden’s municipalities”, was published today in the journal BioMed Central.(1) The authors’ conclusion is quite clear. They do not hem and haw about it:

Despite a widespread and increasing utilisation of statins, no correlation to the incidence or mortality of AMI [acute myocardial infarction] could be detected. Other factors than increased statin treatment should be analysed especially when discussing the allocation of public resources.

The results are clear. There is no truth behind the claims of benefit from statins. Even though three times as many Swedish people between ages 40 and 79 were taking statins, there was no reduction in heart attacks. It’s unfortunate that the study didn’t also investigate the adverse effects caused by them. Then we would know how many people were harmed by these drugs that are known to cause muscle pain and destruction.

The study covered nearly the entire Swedish population aged 40-79 for the years 1998-2000. They included the data from 289 municipalities, which included all areas of the country, urban, suburban, country, industrial, and everything inbetween. The only one left out could not be included because of missing data. The total numbers were 1,926,113 men and 1,995,981 women—a total of 3,922,094 people.

Results from virtually the entire Swedish population demonstrated that the threefold increase in statins use provided no benefit.

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Interesting enough I believe Reliv‘s CardioEssentials went up against the statin drugs and proved to be more effective. I don’t know for sure but it is something to think about. I find this article to be very eye opening. What did you think? Share your comments below as I would love to hear from you and talk about this further. Also share the love and like this page and share it with your family and friends on facebook or twitter.

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Katrina van Oudheusden

Independent Reliv Distributor


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