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It has been known for years that statins increase diabetic risk but as the studies grow larger and larger we are seeing drastic increases in the amount of diabetes being caused by the use of these drugs. The 42% increase in diabetes with statin use was reported in 2015 in the journal Diabetology by Dr. Cederberg. The fact that increases diabetes means that it also causes risk for Alzheimers. The fact that 80% of diabetics die from vascular disease such as heart attacks and strokes means that this study is in essence saying that statins increase risk of heart attack. That statement is actually supported by another study that is actually entitled, “Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms” and was just published last year.

 

When statins first arrived back in the 1970’s all of the studies being done were done by the very companies that manufactured the drug. As you might guess these studies looked great. But as more and more un-biased studies are hitting the medical journals we are seeing a completely different swing toward concern that these drugs are not the saviors they claimed to be and are in fact a