More Proof that Statins Damage Muscles in Many People Taking Them

July 9, 2009 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 More Proof that Statins Damage Muscles in Many People Taking Them
Over half of individuals taking statins complain of muscle aches and pains. A new study demonstrates that 56% of those with these symptoms have injured muscle fibers1 based on muscle biopsy. The statin propaganda machine likes to claim that severe muscle problems are only 1% - 2%. While that may or may not be true, the issue of actual physical damage to muscles is far higher. Various studies in the past year have explained that statins interfere with the recovery of muscles and those with gene-related susceptibility are at very high risk for damage (as much as 15% of the population). In fact, statins disrupt energy production at the cellular level.

Energy is the backbone of life. Damaging muscles is anti-energy, anti-fitness, anti-longevity – and a severe problem for anyone trying to maintain their health. This is a blatant betrayal of the public trust by the medical profession, as sponsored by Big Pharma, condoned by the FDA, and helped along by media advertising dollars (thus the real story never comes out or the dollars will stop). How can we have a national health care system that is cost effective when the current practice of medicine contains numerous areas, especially relating to the use of drugs for preventive health, that are not only absurdly costly but flat out dangerous to health?

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Statins and Muscle Damage  Canadian Medical Journal  Markus G. Mohaupt, MD, Richard H. Karas, MD PhD, Eduard B. Babiychuk, PhD, Verónica Sanchez-Freire, Katia Monastyrskaya, PhD, Lakshmanan Iyer, PhD, Hans Hoppeler, MD, Fabio Breil and Annette Draeger, MD.

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