Heads i win tails you lose….. Anyway the effectiveness of statins as a firstline treatment were not present, as in they just didn’t do any good. Actually they did more damage since the side effects can be life threathening.
Now another nail in the coffin of this moneymaker comes to light, it makes you get older faster. Now everyone wants get old, but nobody wants to be old so speeding aging up is not a good thing.
Scientists have found the heart disease drug badly affects our stem cells, the internal medical system which repairs damage to our bodies and protects us from muscle and joint pain as well as memory loss.
Last night experts warned patients to “think very carefully” before taking statins as a preventative medicine.
A GP expert in the field said: “They just make many patients feel years older. Side effects mimic the ageing process.”
The new research by scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans has reignited the debate about statin side effects which many doctors say have been played down.
They include memory loss, muscle pain, diabetes, cataracts, liver dysfunction, diabetes, fatigue and memory loss.