“Dangers of Statins on the Rise”
The stated goal of the pharmaceutical industry is to have everyone taking medications every day of our lives. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola DO, one in four Americans over the age of 45 are now taking a daily statin drug (cholesterol lowering drug), despite the fact that there are over 900 studies proving their adverse effects, which includes everything from memory loss, to muscle problems to diabetes and increased cancer risk. They are prescribed by doctors to help protect healthy but high-risk people from heart disease and to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people who have already had problems. However, a 2011 study, by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, found there was no evidence to justify people at low risk of developing heart disease taking statins.