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    20 Heart-Healthy Actions With Better Risk/Reward Than Statins

    Here at Excelmale there are frequent posts discussing the pros and cons of statins, and one in particular several weeks ago where a position paper was cited where the assumption was that statins are not only a viable option but should be the first line of defense against heart disease. As I have...
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    Statins and Muscle Performance: Evidence for Metabolism Disturbance

    It's well established that statins, prescribed to treat elevated cholesterol, can cause muscular myopathy: myalgia, myositis, and - most significantly - rhabdomyolysis. A study recently tried to determine if differences in exercise performance, muscle function, and mitochondrial oxidative...
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    Statins: Friends or Enemies?

    "This Review is intended to help clinicians, patients, and the public make informed decisions about statin therapy for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes. It explains how the evidence that is available from randomised controlled trials yields reliable information about both the efficacy...
  4. Nelson Vergel

    Thousands Sue Big Pharma Due to Cholesterol Drug Side Effects

    Thousands Sue for Damages Against Cholesterol Drugs as Big Pharma Defends Billion Dollar Industry - See more at: http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/thousands-sue-for-damages-against-cholesterol-drugs-as-big-pharma-defends-billion-dollar-industry/#sthash.3dcurp40.dpuf
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    Muscle Damage From Statins May Evade Blood Test

    Statin users with prolonged statin-related muscle pain may also experience muscle damage, even when a blood test used to identify muscle injury is normal, new research shows. Studies suggest that between 10% and 15% of patients who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs like Crestor, Lipitor...
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    Should Men on Lipitor Be Given Testosterone Replacement?

    The effect of testosterone on cardiometabolic risk factors in atorvastatin-treated men with late-onset hypogonadism Robert Krysiak a, Wojciech Gilowskia, b, Bogusław Okopien a a Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland b...
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    Statins decrease aggression in men but increase it in women

    PLoS One. 2015 Jul 1;10(7):e0124451. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124451. eCollection 2015. Statin Effects on Aggression: Results from the UCSD Statin Study, a Randomized Control Trial. Golomb BA1, Dimsdale JE2, Koslik HJ1, Evans MA1, Lu X3, Rossi S4, Mills PJ2, White HL3, Criqui MH5...
  8. Nelson Vergel

    Strongest Statin-Diabetes Link Yet? Not so Fast, Say Some Experts

    In 26,000 healthy people, those taking statins to control cholesterol were a striking 87 percent more likely to become diabetic, said a recent Journal of General Internal Medicine database study. “The increased risk of diabetes observed in this study is considerably higher than that in...
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    Supplements that lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and increase HDL.

    This is a very good summary table of different supplements that have been successfully studied in decreasing LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Some also can increase HDL (good) cholesterol.
  10. Nelson Vergel

    Best Selling Medications in the U.S. and Their Effect on Body Weight

    This is a very interesting table that shows how certain prescription medications may affect body weight. Source: http://www.rhc.ac.ir/Files/Download/pdf/nursingbooks/Advancing%20Medicine%20with%20Food%20and%20Nutrients-2013-cd.pdf
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    Do statins affect erections in men?

    Question: Do statins affect erections in men? Answer: The science on statins and sexual function is inconclusive, but it does appear that taking a statin may sometimes affect a person's sex life. Researchers looked at statin use and sexual function in 1,000 men and women, half of whom were...
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    New Cholesterol Advice Startles Even Some Doctors

    A lot of us are not fond of statins. They have been shown to potentially cause muscle breakdown and erectile dysfunction among other side effects. Now these guidelines come out that are startling some doctors. Is the pharmaceutical industry losing this battle now that a respected guidelines...
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