Thousands Dying Because Of Fear Of 'Non-Existent' Statins Side Effects, Study Author Claims

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of Brits are dying from heart attacks and strokes after being scared away from statins by warnings of “non-existent side effects”, the l...

Statins Could Prevent Breast Cancer From Returning, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Statins could be prescribed to breast cancer survivors after researchers discovered the cholesterol-lowering drugs may prevent the disease from return...

Why New NHS 'Wonder Drug' Alone Won't Reduce Cholesterol

Emer Delaney | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

I read an article recently about a new 'wonder drug' for treating high cholesterol in those people that don't tolerate statins. A common response I hear from patients is that statins cause them problems with their muscles, gut, headaches and sleep. Despite having raised cholesterol levels, they refuse to take the medications.

The Great Statin Con?

Dr Aseem Malhotra | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Dr Aseem Malhotra

It is these industry sponsored studies that have resulted in the prescription of statins to tens of millions of healthy people worldwide driving a multi-billion dollar industry... It's instructive to note that the drug company, Pfizer's own patient leaflet states "common side-effects that may affect up to one in 10 patients include sore throat, nausea, digestive problems, muscle and joint pain."

Taking Statins Could 'Cut Risk Of Dying After Surgery'

PA | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Giving people statins before an operation could cut their risk of dying or suffering complications, research suggests.The cholesterol-busting drugs ar...

An Astounding Defeat for Public Health

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

At the very least, there is a significant proportion of US doctors who use these guidelines in everyday practice. Although the evidence so far has supported the widespread use of statins to reduce CVDs, I would only re-emphasise the importance of caution in the US and elsewhere: statins eligibility is not a closed case just yet and it may take some time before we fully understand how statins can be best prescribed.

Concern Over Statins Advice

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Jerry Lee [2013] received an MPhil in Epidemiology as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and is now a second year medical student at Duke University. He is cu...

Reason and Emotion: The Importance of Responsible Health Journalism

Adam Staten | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Adam Staten

People are influenced by what the papers say and the decisions they make based on the information they are given are important. Swinging wildly for or against any particular treatment or intervention in order to sell more papers is quite damaging and quite reckless.

Statins May 'Increase Diabetes Risk'

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of Brits taking cholesterol-lowering statins could be increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent survey. ...

Could You Be Eligible For Cholesterol-Reducing Statins?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Two in every five adults in England could be offered statins to prevent heart attacks and strokes after health officials lowered the threshold for eli...

Why You NEED to Know About the Fats and Statin Controversy

Phil Parker | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Parker

What's all the fuss about Fats and statins? There was some embarrassment as the BMJ hit the news yesterday over having to pull some published reports into statins over questions about the quality of the data- but what are statins and what's going on?

Prostate Cancer Spread May Be Curbed By Cholesterol-Lowering Statins, Research Says

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have unveiled a new link between cholesterol-lowering statins and prostate cancer. Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may hinder prostate...

More Drugs? How About Less Bacon?

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The fact is, roughly 90% of people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs do not really need them. Their cholesterol problem is caused by the cholesterol and animal fat in the foods they eat. If they were to eliminate animal products and other fatty foods from their diets, the problem would vanish for the vast majority.

12 Signs That It's Time to Change Doctor

Marek Doyle | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

If you suspect your doctor is providing you with substandard treatment but can't quite pinpoint where the problem lies, then this list is for you. Here are the dozen most common red flags that will tell you if your doctor is blundering with your health. Ready? Let's begin with the first six.

Statins, That Prevent Heart Disease, May Not be Linked To Cognitive Decline

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Last year, after the US Food and Drug administration issued a report saying that statins - which help reduce bad cholesterol - may be linked to cognit...

Tablets Meant For Heart Disease And Strokes Could Reduce Dementia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Traditionally, statins - the medicine which helps lower the level of high-risk cholesterol - have been used to treat people suffering or at risk from ...

Could Drugs Meant To Lower Cholesterol Actually Help People With Parkinson's?

PA | PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cholesterol lowering drugs taken by millions of people could form the basis of new treatments for Parkinson's, research suggests. Scientists found ...

Big Pharma Harms Patients for Profit but Doctors Must Also Share the Blame

Dr Aseem Malhotra | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK
Dr Aseem Malhotra

I believe I speak for the overwhelming majority of doctors in the NHS when I say I went into medicine to practice evidence based, not corporate-influenced medicine.

The Polyproblems of the Polypill - Why it is Now Destined for Failure

Aidan Goggins | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

Smoke and mirrors, the truth behind 'the great polypill', each un-medicated individual simply an untapped resource to the pharmaceutical industry. For we live in the era of medicine creep, a generation where healthy lifestyle and root causes have been relegated to an inconvenience, and Big Pharma are more than willing to endorse this perilous and short-sighted philosophy.

Invisible Killers: High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

Dr Mike Knapton | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mike Knapton

High cholesterol and high blood pressure rarely have any symptoms - which may be part of the reason why medication for these conditions isn't taken as prescribed. These conditions are invisible killers.

Could Cholesterol Drugs Beat Alzheimer's?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A common cholesterol-lowering drug may be effective against Alzheimer's if given at an early stage of the disease, new research suggests. The findi...