Each year, 610,000 Americans die of heart disease associated with high cholesterol levels and for this reason, the consumption of cholesterol-lowering drugs is constantly increasing. But then there is a serious problem because one of the drugs, statin, can cause cancer and permanent memory loss.
This drug is a drug that must be prescribed, but according to a report published in the journal Vascular Health and Risk Management, statin has a lower effectiveness, i.e. 80% of statins are not effective!
The effects of statin
Apart from static ineffectiveness in maintaining blood cholesterol levels, this drug also causes some health problems below:
Statin is also often associated with myositis and rhabdomyolysis, two conditions associated with inflammation and even muscle damage. Even rhabdomyolysis is seen can aggravate kidney condition.
In a journal, statin is considered as a cause of cancer. The doctors have concluded that the spread of prostate cancer and breast cancer accelerated by statin. The cause is the use of statin increases the production of white blood cells of pathogen-fighting (T-cells), which in turn weakens the immune system, including to the cancer.
Notes about cholesterol
Increased consumption of statin due to the misconception that cholesterol is the sole cause of heart disease. Dr. Beverly Teter of the University of Maryland found that cholesterol is actually useful to minimize inflammation, rather than increasing the risk of heart disease. She claimed that the deposition of cholesterol in the vessel wall cannot be interpreted can lead to heart disease.
Dr. Teter said that inflammation is the cause of lesions in blood vessels and lesions are things that trigger heart disease. He suggested that people should increase the consumption of anti-inflammatory foods, in this case natural fats and fatty acids (omega-3) are highly recommended.
– Linseed oil
– Japan nuts
– Hickory nuts
– Wild Salmon
Foods to avoid:
– Non-dairy creamer
– Pie crust
Statins have been concluded are not effective, however, you should avoid the consumption of those foods above.