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Cholesterol Lowering Drug Scandal: CoQ10 Essential to Senior Health but Depleted by Statins

What would motivate a retired married couple to attempt a petition demanding a policy of advising CoQ10 when doctors prescribe cholesterol-lowering statin drugs?

In Japan it is required to prescribe CoQ10 with statin drugs, but not in the U.S.

Peter (Pete) and Terry Mare stumbled on some startling information about statins and CoQ10 as part of their personal experience dealing with the medical establishment and their refusal to remain silent about what they discovered.

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The Grave Dangers of Statin Drugs—and the Surprising Benefits of Cholesterol

by Alliance for Natural Health

Once again the medical establishment gets it completely backward.

NPR recently ran a story that suggests terminally ill patients can safely stop taking cholesterol-reducing statin drugs. The final quote of the article is illuminating: “Most of the studies focus on when to start a medication; there’s been very little focus on when do you stop it.” No surprise there: whether you’re very young or very old, Big Pharma would love you to continue buying statins—for a very long time indeed.

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Exposing the Cholesterol Myth: Big Pharma and Their Corporate “Mainstream” Media Strike Back

Books by doctors, such as Dr. Ravnskov and Dr. Kendrick, exposing the cholesterol and saturated fat myths have been around for decades.

by Paul Fassa Health Impact News

The Cholesterol and Calorie Hypotheses are Both Dead — The Real Culprit is Insulin Resistance

The cholesterol and calorie hypotheses are both dead — it is time to focus on the real culprit: insulin resistance

By Maryanne Demasi, Robert H Lustig, Aseem Malhotra

The Pharmaceutical Journal

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Study: Cholesterol-lowering Statin Drugs May Cause Parkinson’s Disease

A Penn State Medical School epidemiological study, reported by Science Daily, is urging physicians to not prescribe statin drugs for Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Evidently, due to earlier studies, cholesterol reducing drugs were considered preventative of Parkinson’s disease.

Amazingly, this practice had been going on for some time, thanks to several questionable, and conflicting studies of statin use and Parkinson’s disease. The most recent study was conducted at the Penn State College of Medicine earlier this year (2017.)

Cholesterol Found To Play A Key Role In Helping Us Breathe

Cholesterol is known by most people as being a fat-like substance that clogs arteries, leading to heart-related problems. While this is true, cholesterol is actually a vital component of human physiology. Your body needs the substance to make various hormones, vitamin D, and according to new research, it exists on the surface of the lung, playing a key role in breathing.

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Study finds testosterone supplementation reduces heart attack risk in men with heart disease

Intermountain Medical Center, 3-Apr-2016
A new multi-year study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City shows that testosterone therapy helped elderly men with low testosterone levels and pre-existing coronary artery disease reduce their risks of major adverse cardiovascular events

New research investigates the benefits of walnuts on age-related health issues

Edelman Seattle, 4-Apr-2016
Experimental Biology 2016 presents new abstracts on walnut consumption and healthy aging, as well as gut health, hunger and satiety, and metabolic health