Study links statins to 300 plus adverse health effects

In Brief

  • The Facts:

    A new study outlines how statins have been approved for use via deception. Not all information has been disclosed from clinical trials, and statistics have been used to cover up the seriousness of the adverse reactions that are caused by statins.

  • Reflect On:

    With so many examples of scientific fraud that have been exposed, why is the medical industry able to operate the way it does? Massive amounts of false information and deception have been used to "educate" doctors as well as their educators.

A study recently published in the BMJ Open Journal really put a damper on industry-recommended treatment of high cholesterol, if indeed high cholesterol is still seen as a problem at all. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years writing about both health and politics, it’s that most of our global resources and all of the major industries that seem to surround all aspects of humanity, are in fact creating problems in order to justify the solution. Are we seeing this with health and food?

The study found that High LDL-C (cholesterol) is inversely associated with mortality in most people over 60. These findings did not corroborate the cholesterol hypothesis: that cholesterol, particularly LDL-C, is inherently atherogenic. Since elderly people with high LDL-C live as long or longer than those with low LDL-C, the analysis provides a reason to question the validity of the cholesterol hypothesis.

It’s Just A Hypothesis

As noted, the study refers to claims that ‘high cholesterol causes plaque buildup in arteries (atherogenesis) that lead to an increased risk of heart disease’ as a hypothesis. One can wonder how often a doctor has told his patient “I recommend that you take Lipitor because there is an unproven hypothesis out there that says high cholesterol is bad for you?

Even if it cholesterol is a problem, are statins the answer? Or is diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle a better, and safer, avenue to take?

Nothing seems to justify the use of statins with the type of information that’s emerging, like one that was published in 2015, entitled, “How statistical deception created the appearance that statins are safe and effective in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease,” published in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, by David M. Diamond and Uffee Ravnskov. It found that the chemical war against cholesterol using statin drugs was justified through statistical deception and the cover-up of over 300 adverse health effects documented in the biomedical literature.

In their review, they describe many things, with one specific focus on “how the directors of the clinical trials have succeeded in minimizing the significance of the numerous adverse effects of statin treatment.”

Reality Check

So what’s going on here? Ultimately we have to look at the humans operating within the medical system on behalf of the drug companies. This is how those companies get a foothold in the first place. What’s happening here is that they (company paid agents) are convincing doctors that their patients actually need these medications, and need them asap. “They are banking (literally) on the fact that you haven’t brushed up on statistics in a while”, says MD, Kelly Brogan. She goes on to explain,

It turns out that a common sleight of hand in the medical literature is the popularization of claims around “relative risk reduction” which can make an effect appear meaningful, when the “absolute risk reduction” reveals its insignificance.  In this way, 100 people are treated with statin medications to offer 1 person benefit, and the change from a 2% to a 1% heart attack rate is billed a 50% reduction rather than a 1% improvement, which is what it actually is. Perhaps this would still qualify as better safe than sorry if these medications weren’t some of the most toxic chemicals willfully ingested, with at least 300 adverse health effects evident in the published literature so far, with at least 28 distinct modes of toxicity.

She also provides a list in her article.

Deceptive Practices

The study in 2015 documented the deceptive strategy used by pharmaceutical companies, where negligible benefits of statin treatment “have been amplified with the use of relative risk statistics, and that serious adverse effects are either ignored or explained away as change occurrences. Moreover, the authors of these studies have presented the rate of adverse events in terms of absolute risk, which, compared to relative risk, minimized the appearance of their magnitudes.”

This is one example of many that have impacted the peer-reviewed literature for years. I wrote an article on the problem that’s plaguing peer-reviewed science in 2014 which you can read for more details.

The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs. This is what makes drugs so different from anything else in life… Virtually everything we know about drugs is what the companies have chosen to tell us and our doctors… the reason patients trust their medicine is that they extrapolate the trust they have in their doctors into the medicines they prescribe. The patients don’t realize that, although their doctors may know a lot about diseases and human physiology and psychology, they know very, very little about drugs that have been carefully concocted and dressed up by the drug industry… – Dr. Peter Gotzsche (source)

There seems to be deception all across the board here, as these corporations are convincing ‘experts’ in the field. It’s not just happening within medicine, GMOs is another great example. A federal lawsuit even exposed how Biotech companies deceived scientists into believing genetically modified foods were safe, through fraudulent corporate science. You can read more about that here.

Isn’t It Obvious By Now?

Working in the field that I work in for more than a decade now, it’s amazing to see just how many doctors and scientists are creating awareness about this. They’re definitely in the majority, but nobody knows that, and nobody sees that because it’s not presented in media, and their professions are absolutely dominated by the corporations.

That being said, we allow ourselves to be taken advantage of. We put our trust in the corporation, who love professionals that don’t question what’s happening, and simply give up their trust at the expense of their patient’s health. No doubt there are many out there who are aware of this, simply don’t care, and purposely choose to ignore and not address it, simply because it comes with a large paycheck and a good reputation. If this is the case, then those people have completely lost their humanity, or are perhaps in need of a shift in consciousness.

We can’t continue going through life without questioning what it is we are doing. We cannot continue to support a beastly system by participating in it. On this path, we ourselves have led humanity astray, and we are the only ones who can bring it back. Putting our trust in, and relying on the corporation and others to handle the world’s problems have unfortunately made us very vulnerable to those who’ve acquired positions of power.

Change starts with us, and I am grateful to know that the number of people choosing different paths, or at least educating themselves so they can change the systems they themselves participate within, is increasing. This can be difficult, because the moment you speak up about something that you should be speaking up about, like vaccines, for example, you will lose your job.

Something is very wrong with this.

The Takeaway

The lesson here is that it’s OK to question a prescription. In many cases, it might be the right decision. Don’t put all your trust in the doctor, and try and find one who is open to being wrong, which can be difficult. But if you are truly concerned about your health, it shouldn’t be a problem.

There are other options to reverse complications, and a lot of it deals with nutrition. Doctors learn absolutely nothing about nutrition, and nutritional interventions to reverse and heal diseases continue to go unrecorded in medical literature. The founders of modern day medicine (chemical medicine) completely shut down naturopathic medicine. If the same resources put into chemical medicine today by big pharma were put into naturopathic medicine and discovery, not one person on planet Earth would get sick. I say this because based on what I’ve looked at, it’s so obvious. Others disagree with it, but for the most part, it’s those who have not bothered to look but rather chosen to believe without question what they’ve been told.


By Arjun Walia

Senior writer & investigative journalist at The Pulse & Collective Evolution. I report on a variety of topics including UAP, science, consciousness & current events. To contact me: [email protected]

(Source:; November 23, 2018;
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