Cholesterol lowering drugs and memory loss

Cholesterol lowering drugs and memory loss

Talk about drawing the wrong conclusion! This ridiculous study, already widely touted, and it was just published Source JAMA, examined memory loss in statin and non-statin drug users. Here are the conclusions from the abstract:

Both statin and nonstatin LLDs were strongly associated with acute memory loss in the first 30 days following exposure in users compared with nonusers but not when compared with each other. Thus, either all LLDs cause acute memory loss regardless of drug class or the association is the result of detection bias rather than a causal association.

Please take a moment to process this…He admits that all cholesterol-lowering drugs induce memory loss, but that MUST be an artifact, since he tried the experiment with dissimilar drugs.Oh, and results contrary to the mainstream gospel are always caused by detection bias, because people are just so stupid, right?25% of the cholesterol in your body is found in your brain, where it plays important roles in such things as membrane function, acts as an antioxidant, and serves as the raw material from which we are able to make things like progesterone, estrogen, cortisol, testosterone and even vitamin D.

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