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Statins stimulate atherosclerosis & heart failure:

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pharmacological mechanisms




Printing for my next check-up and highlighting:


"...the epidemic of heart failure and atherosclerosis that plagues the modern world may paradoxically be aggravated by the pervasive use of statin drugs"

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2011 a1c - 9.3, fasting 190
2012 a1c - 5.8, fasting 101
2013 a1c - 5.5, fasting 86

2014 a1c - 5.7, fasting 93

2015 a1c - 5.1, fasting 83

2016 a1c - 4.8, fasting 76
No meds
Low carb since 6/2011, 143 lb. weight loss
400 mg. magnesium glycinate
3,000 mg. fish oil




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I stopped taking statins shortly after my diagnosis when I learned that statins make glucose control more difficult in diabetics (along with increasing the risk of diabetes). In particular, in one study statins raised A1c by 0.6 on average. 


I had been following Doctors orders 6 years when I was diagnosed so now I think that statins contributed to my diabetes. Statins and the low-fat diet (high carb) diet was a big mistake and now I have to live with diabetes for the rest of my life. Criminal charges should be brought and people should go to jail.

Edited by OldTech, 07 October 2016 - 11:23 PM.

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Type 2. Diagnosed 12/2013. Last A1c 4.5. Average postprandial 86. Very little variability. Very low carb and metformin (2x500mg). Two meals a day with no snacks. Last updated 2/18/2015.



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Is everything a load of bull all the way across the board? We all know how bad the advice is given to diabetics. What about heart disease, cancer, kidney failure, etc? Is the entire medical industry either corrupt or wrong?


A common problem across all forms of disease is dietary recommendations. For example, a low-protein diet may actually be required for kidney failure, but still, I would think such a diet should be high in fat and low in carbs. Especially since diabetes and kidney problems often go hand-in-hand.


I'd prefer a Logan's Run type approach. Guaranteed youth and health for x years, then report for recycling. That is probably what nature intended.

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Drugs: Met ER, N, recently off R, Lisinopril, Atenolol + a few sups. Diet: low-cal/keto

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