Are you struggling to see clearly because of cataracts? If so, researchers recently discovered a surprising cause. And it’s likely your doctor is involved.
Researchers from Nottingham University found statin users are up to eight times more likely to have cataracts than those who don’t use the drugs. And this was no small study.
The researchers in this study, which appeared in the British Medical Journal, looked at the records of over two million patients. Then they analyzed their health over a six-year period (from 2002 to 2008). They wanted to determine risk based on gender, ethnicity, and other medical conditions.
The study found that statins can cause other health problems as well. We’ve known for years that statins damage your muscles, including your heart muscle. Ironically, the drug that’s supposed to prevent heart attacks actually causes chronic heart failure. But that’s not all.
This study revealed that statins also cause liver dysfunction and acute kidney failure. And the higher dose you take, the more at risk you are of suffering these complications.
Incredibly, the researchers admitted that the side effects of statins are far worse than anyone knew, but they refused to condemn the drugs. All they would recommend is that you shouldn’t take statins for prevention. In other words, if you don’t have symptoms, don’t take the drugs. I agree completely.
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But what if you do have symptoms? Should you take the drugs? The researchers think so. They say the benefits far outweigh the risks. But what are the benefits? Sure, they lower your cholesterol. However, there’s no proof that they prevent heart attacks or lower your risk of dying. In fact, there’s very little proof that statins offer any real benefits.
But this study gives plenty of proof that statins do cause serious health problems. Your doctor took an oath to “First, do no harm.” By prescribing statins, the evidence is clear — he’s causing harm.
If your cholesterol is high, first have your doctor check your hormone levels. Studies have proven that low testosterone and low thyroid hormones can cause high cholesterol. After you correct your hormone levels with bioidentical hormones, recheck your cholesterol.
If it’s still high, try Advanced Cholesterol Formula from Advanced Bionutritionals. Those who have tried it say it works as well as statins, sometimes better. And it won’t give you cataracts, chronic heart failure, liver problems, or kidney failure.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.