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The sugar conspiracy. Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in the treatment of childhood obesity.

The sugar conspiracy

A 90-minute talk he gave in 2009, titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has now been viewed more than six million times on YouTube. In it, Lustig argues forcefully that fructose, a form of sugar ubiquitous in modern diets, is a “poison” culpable for America’s obesity epidemic. A year or so before the video was posted, Lustig gave a similar talk to a conference of biochemists in Adelaide, Australia. Afterwards, a scientist in the audience approached him.

Surely, the man said, you’ve read Yudkin. The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific? Cutting saturated fat doesn't necessarily reduce heart disease risk. Doctors have told patients for decades to eat less saturated fat – the predominant kind in red meat, butter and cheese -- as a way to prevent heart disease.

Cutting saturated fat doesn't necessarily reduce heart disease risk

The truth may be more complicated. One in three patients who need statins agree to start using them following routine check-ups. Only one in three patients requiring statins are prescribed them by GPsFour-fifths of patients fail to show up for their mid-life health 'MOT'The MOTs assess the risk of heart disease, stroke, and type two diabetesPatients are should to be invited into their surgery to fill out a risk survey By Sophie Borland for the Daily Mail Published: 00:44 GMT, 12 June 2015 | Updated: 00:46 GMT, 12 June 2015.

One in three patients who need statins agree to start using them following routine check-ups

Se connecter à Facebook. Statin Smackdown: Doctors Disagree on Pros & Cons - The People's Pharmacy. There are few modern medications that have stirred such heated debate as statins.

Statin Smackdown: Doctors Disagree on Pros & Cons - The People's Pharmacy

Some health professionals believe the benefits have been overblown and the risks downplayed. Others have hailed such drugs as magic bullets against heart disease. The controversy has raged for nearly three decades, ever since lovastatin (Mevacor) was approved in 1987. Since then, so much money has been spent on drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor) that it takes the breath away. Americans alone have spent well over $100 billion on statins. Fat Head - Cholesterol. Safety, life-saving efficacy of statins have been exaggerated, says scientist. Hailed as miracle drugs when they hit the market two decades ago, statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to prevent heart attacks, are not as effective nor as safe as we have been led to believe, say Dr.

Safety, life-saving efficacy of statins have been exaggerated, says scientist

David M. Diamond, a professor of psychology, molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida, and Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, an independent health researcher and an expert in cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. The effect of a high-egg diet on cardiovascular risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes and Egg (DIABEGG) study—a 3-mo randomized controlled trial. NuSI. Statins: Not for everyone...maybe not for anyone - The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D. Part 2 of the Heart of the Matter aired last night in Australia.

Statins: Not for everyone...maybe not for anyone - The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

And not without a lot of courage on the part of ABC and Dr Maryanne Demasi, who conceived of and put the show together. This program, an absolutely devastating expose of the dangers and general uselessness of statin drugs, was fought tooth and toenail by the mainstream statinators. When you watch the show, you’ll know why. For years I have been harping on this blog about how statins have been grossly oversold to both the doctors and the public. But this should not come as a surprise since statins as a group are the largest selling class of drugs in the world accounting for God only knows how much profit to the pharmaceutical industry. When the pharmaceutical industry first developed cholesterol-lowering drugs, the approach was to sell the patients on them. MD and I got invited to one of their sales weekends. I’m almost never surprised when when I learn the lengths to which Big Pharma will go to sell drugs.

Dr. Dr. Dr. Statin Scam: People with Higher Cholesterol Live Longer than People with Low Cholesterol. Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News Editor Here is a fact that has been known for quite a long time, but it is still news to many people: People with higher cholesterol levels live longer than people with lower cholesterol levels.

Statin Scam: People with Higher Cholesterol Live Longer than People with Low Cholesterol

Read that again, slowly, and no, it is not a typo. The reason why this fact is not well-known in the general public is because it would put a huge dent into a $100 BILLION drug market for statin drugs – drugs that lower your cholesterol. With approximately one out every four Americans over the age of 50 currently prescribed a statin drug, a drug with very serious side effects, this is certainly one issue you should investigate yourself. What the Research Says Concerning Cholesterol Levels and Mortality Rates. Expands Advice on Statin Risks.

Get Consumer Updates by E-mail Consumer Updates RSS Feed On this page If you’re one of the millions of Americans who take statins to prevent heart disease, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has important new safety information on these cholesterol-lowering medications.

Expands Advice on Statin Risks

FDA is advising consumers and health care professionals that: Routine monitoring of liver enzymes in the blood, once considered standard procedure for statin users, is no longer needed. This new information should not scare people off statins, says Amy G. FDA will be changing the drug labels of popular statin products to reflect these new concerns. The statins affected include: Statins and Heart Disease Prevention - American Heart Association Guidelines. Because these guidelines hadn't been updated in about a decade, the government and a committee of cardiologists decided to look at newer research on statins' benefits, as well as the impact of other risk factors on heart disease.

Statins and Heart Disease Prevention - American Heart Association Guidelines

The committee announced its recommendations at last fall's annual meeting of the American Heart Association. The new guidelines focused not on specific cholesterol numbers but on four broad categories of people at risk of having either a heart attack or stroke if they didn't take a statin (see sidebar at right). There were few complaints about the first three categories but an outburst of criticism over the last one. That group included people who hadn't been diagnosed with heart disease, but who had at least a 7.5 percent risk of having a heart attack or stroke within the next 10 years, based on the guidelines' new risk calculator, which takes into account age, race, gender and heart risks. Saturated fat's role in heart disease is a myth, says heart specialist.

Macrobiosis, macrobiopathy? I hope we all remember Barnad's low fat vegan treatment for diabetes.

Macrobiosis, macrobiopathy?

This figure sums it up: By 74 weeks folks are not looking very well controlled. Certainly not compared to sustained LCHF. Now, if we crop it nicely we get: Which makes low fat veganism look pretty good, just so long as you limit your study to 12 weeks. How a bout a macrobiotic diet? Very low fat, low protein, LOADS of fibre and complex grain based carbs. Take some diabetics, measure some numbers, feed for three weeks by skilled macrobiotic cooks while teaching macrobiotic cookery, re test at twelve weeks after self preparing food at home for the last nine of those weeks. Cured? We don't get HbA1cs in this study but we have the fasting glucose levels, the 2h post prandial levels, the lipid levels and I quite like the blood pressure levels. Reevaluating Eggs' Cholesterol Risks. Adults are continually bombarded with messages about how eating foods rich in cholesterol can elevate an individual's risks of atherosclerosis and heart attacks.

Many such warnings have focused on eggs because their yolks are a major dietary source of cholesterol. Why I've ditched statins for good. Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition. Image Credit: Flickr / U.S. Department of Agriculture AND Kevin Simpson By: Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition. Spacedoc. The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins may Cause Alzheimer’s. By Dr. Stephanie Seneff MIT Note: The topic of this essay is unrelated to my research at MIT. Abstract Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease whose incidence is clearly on the rise in America. Fortunately, a significant number of research dollars are currently being spent to try to understand what causes Alzheimer’s. 1. Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that takes away the mind bit by bit over a period of decades.

Heart of the Matter Part 1 - Dietary Villains. Heart of the Matter Part 2 - Cholesterol Drug War. The diet-heart hypothesis: a critique. [J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004. Cholesterol and Statins. STATIN NATION (First 13 mins) $TATIN NATION. It’s about time some people were straight with the statistics on statins. Yesterday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published draft proposals concerning the use of statins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Previously, NICE advised doctors to recommend treatment in those with a calculated 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease of 20 per cent or more. Now, NICE is proposing that this threshold will be reduced to 10 per cent. The McGovern Report.

Dietary fats, carbohydrate, and progression of coronary atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women. Cholesterol Facts vs. Myths. Cholesterol is a very misunderstood molecule. And though many people might not be aware of it, there has long been a vocal minority of doctors, researchers and health professionals who believe that cholesterol and fat have been wrongly convicted as the primary promoters of heart disease. Along with many of our fellow health professionals, we believe that this emphasis on cholesterol has caused us to take our attention off what we believe to be the true promoters of heart diseases – inflammation, oxidative damage, stress and sugar. We believe the evidence against cholesterol as a causal factor in heart disease is much weaker than was previously believed, and we make our case in our new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth, complete with hundreds of medical references from peer-reviewed journals.

Cholesterol. Statins Sap Energy, Study Affirms. Statin drugs may leave users -- especially women -- feeling drained and tired on exertion, a clinical trial suggested. Welcome to the UCSD Statin Effects Study. The UCSD Statin Study group, headed by Beatrice A. The Statin Insanity. The medical student was confused. How did we come to believe saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for us? Don’t Give More Patients Statins. Research Finds Link Between Statin Use and Progressive Muscle Disease.

September 2011 Each year, millions of Americans take statins, drugs collectively known to lower their blood cholesterol levels. Is the use of cholesterol in mortality risk algorithms in clinical guidelines valid? Ten years prospective data from the Norwegian HUNT 2 study - Petursson - 2011 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.