Statin Scam Finally Exposed
The statin is prescribed to patients who are suffering from high levels of bad cholesterol, because it has proven to lower the harmful effects of the cholesterol, and reduces the risk of any possible heart issues.But lately, the statin has been under investigation because a study concluded that they will do you more harm than good.
Plenty of people take statin drugs such as Liptor, Zocor and Crestor. Within the US, the prescription drug spending rose to about 374 billion dollars in the year of 2014, and that is the higher level of spending since the year 2001.
Statin Scam Finally Exposed
The statins make up for a big amount of spending and the consumers who take these drugs will have a lot more to worry over the damage just their wallets.
The American Journal of Physiology has conducted a study which states that the statin is indeed capable of affecting the other biologic properties of the stem cells, providing a novel explanation for their adverse clinical effects.
Specifically, this is a study that states that the effects such as these have been associated with some adverse effects including myopathy, an increased risk of diabetes and some neurological side effects. Myopathy is a skeletal muscle weakness.
Statin can make the cells unable to properly repair themselves, can create nerve problems and destroy your memory
In this study the experts have suggested that the health issues were caused by the statin, and have been downplayed in the past couple of years. People who take these drugs regularly usually report having, cataracts, fatigue, liver damage, muscle pain and memory loss.
These drugs have been proven to mess with the cells in a way that their main purpose is to reproduce and and the entire process of repairing the body is blocked.
The stem cells biologist, professor Reza Izadpanah, also the lead scientist on the published study stated that – the study shows how the statin can speed up the aging process. People who have used the statin as a preventative medicine for their health should definitely think this decision over because this study has has shown that they may have general unwanted effects on the body which could include pain in the muscles, joint issues and nerve problems.
On the other hand, despite the health problems which are linked to the statin drug, the FDA claims that people should not be alarmed. While the FDA expresses to their online site that some statin uses have reported cognitive impairment, such as memory loss, confusion and forgetfulness, and that people who have been treated with statin may have an increased risk of high blood sugar levels and developing Type 2 diabetes, this drug has maintained its safety and effectiveness.
The site directs the attention of the people to the deputy director for safety in the FDA’s DMEP (Department of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products). She claims that the new information should not put any worry into people.
Their benefit is indisputable, and of course, like any other drug, they need to be taken with care and knowledge about any possible side effects. This is not very difficult to dispute at all, but especially with the previous study, we beg to differ. There is nothing great about accelerated aging, memory loss, muscle weakness, and cells that do not function properly.
What is the need to continuously turn to prescription drugs?
These findings have undoubtedly opened up the importance of researching benefits of the prescription drugs, which is something that people should continue doing, in order to keep themselves not only in the best shape possible, but informed at all times. A similar study that opened up the eyes of many was the one where the adolescent antidepressant Paxil was included.
The re-analysis of this drug made the headlines because the original study showed a lot of incomplete information and plenty of errors. Although, it was never proved that this drug was not safe to use, a lot of professors claim that these studies are a wake up call to people, checking the work and improving the science.