More statin madness
I love this article with all of my heart. Key quote below!
"What they’re saying here is that statins have been shown to reduce mortality from heart disease in those who have elevated LDL, which is true.
But this decrease in deaths from heart disease is compensated for by an increase in deaths from cancer and other causes, so there really isn’t a gain. You’re still dead. Just maybe not from heart disease, but what difference does it make?
Are you going to spend $200 per month for the rest of your life and stay on medications that may make you feel lousy and lose your memory just so you can die of something other than heart disease?"
It also includes an interesting side note: people who regularly take their prescriptions (known as "adherers") live longer than people who don't -- even if it's a placebo.
It's fascinating stuff. I admit it -- I think I have a girly crush on Dr. Eades. Woo!