Statins are some of the most widely prescribed drugs on the market. They promise to lower cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease. More than 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 45 are taking statins. What many people don’t know, is just how much damage they can do.
Here are five reasons why you should never take statins:
1. Statins Reduce Vitamin K2
Research published in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology revealed that statins may actually stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure. The study found that statins inhibit the synthesis of Vitamin K2, which protects the arteries from calcification. Without enough Vitamin K2 in the body, plaque levels worsen and your risk of chronic diseases can increase. Your body becomes at risk for osteoporosis, heart disease, heart attack and stroke, along with brain disease and even cancer.
2. Statins Don’t Work
Statins claim to help lower cholesterol levels and in turn lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack. High cholesterol levels aren’t the only factor when it comes to your risk of heart disease. Evidence has shown that statins might actually worsen your heart health.
A report published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology found that statin advocates used a statistical tool known as relative risk reduction. They used this to amplify the so called beneficial effects of statins. If you look at the actual numbers, statin drugs benefit only 1% of the population. Out of every 100 people treated with statins, only one person will have one less heart attack.
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