There has been a new study of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and the finding was: ‘Statin use increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes’.
However, according to the researchers, that risk is really a very small thing, hardly worth mentioning in light of the magnificence of the life-saving properties of the wonder drug…the Great Statin.
At the University of Glasgow researchers examined the results of 13 large statin trials that included more than 91,000 subjects.
Results showed that for every 255 patients treated with statins for four years, one would develop type 2 diabetes.
Well that doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Just one diabetic for every 255 statin users? However if I was that one diabetic I would not be happy!
Thousands of people take statins in the UK, so, one case of type 2 diabetes for every 255 patients adds up to a lot of people developing diabetes from taking statins! This is just one of the side effects, others include muscle weakness and damage, muscle pains, aching, and fatigue and liver, kidney and cognition damage,
Statins can also cause Rhabdomyolysis, a breakdown of muscle including the heart muscle and yet the FDA in America have recently OK’d the use of the statin ‘Crestor’ for people who don’t have high cholesterol. And that approval came in spite of a ‘Crestor’ study that showed a link to…….. increased risk of type 2 diabetes!
Statins also cause a loss of Vit A, Vit E, B12 and CoQ10 which is very important for body energy, it is known as the ‘energy of life’ especially in the heart.