Millions of Americans take statin drugs and the National Institutes of Health recommends that 35 million should take statin drugs, according to a physician on Sharecare. This doctor says that perhaps almost everyone should take statins by the age of thirty-five or forty.
Prescribing statin drugs has become big business based upon the theory that high cholesterol causes heart disease and that statins will lower cholesterol levels as a preventative measure against heart attacks. But a recent study disputes this theory.
The cholesterol hypothesis is that too much dietary saturated fat is thought to cause high cholesterol levels which in turn can cause heart attacks.
One example of his flawed theory is that at the time, the the population of the United Kingdom rated high on the list for having coronary events but had very low levels of cholesterol among populations in its European neighbors.
Scientists are now saying that the data shows that there is no correlation between high cholesterol levels and heart attacks among populations in particular countries, and that the UK is not an isolated case.
Examining the data shows that heart disease is more related to issues such as low income levels. As well, low socioeconomic groups have lower cholesterol levels which does not support the claim that lower cholesterol levels reduce levels of heart disease.
The research shows that high cholesterol is not an important factor in causing heart attacks.
A scientific journal in 2009 also found that people who had heart disease also had lower levels of "bad" cholesterol. This goes against what modern western medicine has been basing its huge statin presciptions upon.
Manipulating data to create fear in patients so that they buy statin drugs prescribed by doctors, creating billions of dollars for the drug industry.
Apparently, doctors have been in the front lines making sure that their patients believe they will suffer from heart attacks unless they take statin drugs. This is enough fear to drive up profits for the pharmaceutical industry the uses flawed data for profit.
Referring to the pharmaceutical industry as an organized crime syndicate may be the best description of them. The medical industry uses their power to influence legislation and western medicine.
A film entitled, "Statin Nation: The Great Cholestrol Cover-Up" and produced by Justin Smith, exposes what is really going on in the medical industry. Statin drugs is just part of the story.
Doctors and other researchers who have questioned the status quo on the cholesterol question "have either been ignored or dismissed as heretics by mainstream medical organizations."
It is time to look at what causes heart attacks as being separate from cholesterol. Cholesterol is a necessary part of bodily functioning and provides important functions such as repairing cell membranes, producing needed hormones and in the absorption of vitamin D. Cholesterol tries to repair cracks in arterial walls caused by factors such as toxins and free-radicals but can build up causing blockage.
Heart-disease is described as being an inflammatory disease so that addressing the cause of the inflammation would seem to be paramount to prevention of heart attacks. However, the blame is put upon high cholesterol levels and that is why so many people have been prescribed statin drugs in a billion dollar racket.
Treating inflammation in the body with diet and exercise makes far more sense that treating a serious problem with deliberately skewed data that takes advantage of the population for the sake of huge profits. The pharma-medical organized crime syndicate is a formidable foe to the health of the general population; now if legislators would legislate against the racket, accordingly we might have a healthier nation.