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Statins in the Drinking Water

The other day I was chatting with some medical students and someone mentioned a new study (published in the New England Journal of Medicine) that says that all American adults can benefit from statins. There was a suggestion of putting it in the water....which scared me enough to look it up. The study showed that people with elevated CRP (C Reactive Protein, an indicator of systemic inflammation) have fewer heart attacks when medicated with statins....but the study was done by...guess who? One of the makers of statin drugs. When I saw that, I just wrote off the study. Though I wonder, if the finding is repeated throughout the mainstream media without mention of who sponsored the study, how many people will begin to believe that they too could live longer on statins? And how many of those people will take a look into the side effects and alternatives....? Anyway, this morning I see that Dr Mercola also noticed the study, and here's what he has to say about it.

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eml256
Nov. 28th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
evidence for caution: women and statin use
Perhaps you and your mother should read Harriett Rosenberg's and Danielle Allard's report: "Evidence for caution:Women and statin use"
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/statinsEvidenceCaution.pdf

There has never been evidence that statins help women.
liveonearth
Nov. 28th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Re: evidence for caution: women and statin use
Interesting. Thanks!

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